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The video game market did not flank last month in the United States. Total console expenses, games and accessories even increased by 7% compared to the previous August to reach a record turnover of $ 4.4 billion. After this new performance, the turnover of the current year is approaching $ 38 billion, up 13% from last year at the same stage.
Sales of consoles, which alone account for 329 million in August 2021 (the best result since August 2008) are once again at the forefront of this beautiful growth. The Switch remains at the top of the sales of the month and the year in volume (the number of consoles sold) while the PlayStation 5 is in value (the money generated by sales) for the month and for the year also. After 10 months on the market, Playstation 5 is also the best-selling PlayStation console in history despite the shortages we know. All consoles combined, only the Switch and Game Boy Advance sold more copies than the PS5 at the same stage of their career.
The main exit of the month is unsurprisingly Madden NFL 22 who seizes without harm from the ranking head and immediately imposes itself as the 4th 4th selling of the year. For 22 years, never have Madden NFL missed the first place in the ranking the month of his exit. It is not a classification without surprise since Ghost of Tsushima offers a relatively amazing way a dolphin place thanks to the launch of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PS5 and PS4 . Important detail confirmed by Mat Pisatella: This second place is due only to sales of the full game, which means that the income generated by the paying upgrade (20 euros or 30 euros according to the platform) did not influence this ranking And that this exit has indeed attracted a substantial number of new buyers.
While Sucker Punch offers a second consecutive summer, the real novelty of the month is named Humakind , which realizes a beautiful 4th place for a game available only on PC. The rest of the rankings is without great surprises with always a strong presence of the Nintendo games and the big usual licenses, but also a good keeping of the exclusives Sony Interactive Entertainment, which even occupy half of the top 10 PlayStation thanks to the surprise return of the Last of Us Part II (carried by a special promotion in August). Note by the passage that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is already the best-selling episode in the history of the franchise. No surprise on the other hand for No More Heroes 3 nor for psychonauts 2 that will have to rely on the attention of the Xbox Game Pass subscribers to assert its many qualities
On the accessories side, which reported $ 164 million, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controlled up in August even though the Dualsense remains the best accessory since the beginning of the year. Finally, in partnership with Sensor Tower, the NDP now offers a small supplement dedicated to mobile games. We therefore learn Candy Crush Saga , Garena Free Fire , ROBLOX , Corner Master , Pokémon Go , GENSHIN IMPACT , HOMESCAPES , Clash of Clans and Pubg Mobile are the iOS and Android games that reported the most money in August.
Ranking of August 2021 in the United States
Including downloads, this high-value ranking is calculated based on turnover and not the number of copies sold. As a reminder, the Take-Two and Nintendo games are penalized by the fact that these publishers do not share their sales for download with the NDP. Downloads on subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass are obviously not sales.
POSITION| NOM DU JEU| PLATEFORME| ÉDITEUR
1| Madden NFL 22 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Electronic Arts
2| Ghost of Tsushima | PS5, PS4| Sony Interactive Entertainment
3| Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Activision Blizzard
4| Humankind | PC| Sega
5| Marvel’s Spider-Man : Miles Morales | PS5, PS4| Sony Interactive Entertainment
6| Mario Kart 8 | Switch| Nintendo
7| The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword | Switch| Nintendo
8| Minecraft | PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC| Xbox Game Studios
9| Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Ubisoft
10| MLB The Show 21 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One| Sony Interactive Entertainment
11| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Switch| Nintendo
12| Call of Duty : Modern Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC| Activision Blizzard
13| Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart | PS5| Sony Interactive Entertainment
14| Animal Crossing : New Horizons | Switch| Nintendo
15| Pokémon Épée & Pokémon Bouclier | Switch| Nintendo
16| Mortal Kombat 11 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, PC| Warner Bros. Games
17| Super Mario 3D World | Switch| Nintendo
18| The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild | Switch| Nintendo
19| Mario Golf : Super Rush | Switch| Nintendo
20| Super Mario Party | Switch| Nintendo
Classement en cours de l’année 2021
Les 10 meilleures ventes en cours pour l’année 2021 au terme du mois d’août, toujours en valeur et en incluant les téléchargements lorsque c’est possible. La charge de Madden NFL 22 lui vaut d’intégrer directement la 4e position du classement. Une entrée qui éjecte Animal Crossing : New Horizons d’un top 10 qui pour le reste ne change que très peu, sinon pour voir Mario Kart 8 Deluxe passer devant Monster Hunter Rise.
POSITION| NOM DU JEU| PLATEFORME| ÉDITEUR
01| Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Activision Blizzard
02| MLB The Show 21 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One| Sony Interactive Entertainment
03| Resident Evil Village | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Capcom
04| Madden NFL 22 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Electronic Arts
05| Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | Switch| Nintendo
06| Marvel’s Spider-Man : Miles Morales | PS5, PS4| Sony Interactive Entertainment
07| Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | Switch| Nintendo
08| Monster Hunter Rise | Switch| Capcom
09| Minecraft | PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC| Xbox Game Studios
10| Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC| Ubisoft
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