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US game revenue fell 6% to $4.4bn in February, says NPD| US monthly charts

Elden Ring debuts as no. 1 on the sales chart followed by Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Throughout the month of February US game revenue reached $4.4 billion, a 6% decrease year-over-year according to the latest NPD data.

Consumer spending for the month on hardware declined by 27% year-over-year to $295 million when compared to 2020.

Among game systems, the Nintendo Switch was the number one selling platform for units and dollars. Meanwhile the Xbox Series systems came in second in the same categories.

For software, Elden Ring debuted as no.1 for February's sales charts whereas Horizon: Forbidden West premiered as second. Pokémon Legends: Arceus fell to third place after being the top selling game for January.

Accessories spending decreased by 7% to a total of $180 million when compared to the same period in 2020. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller is the top-selling accessory for the second month in a row.

Here are the US Top 20 (based on dollar sales) for the period between 1/30/2022 through 2/26/2022, courtesy of The NPD Group:

Last MonthThis MonthTitle
NEW1Elden Ring
NEW2Horizon: Forbidden West
13Pokémon Legends: Arceus
NEW4Dying Light 2: Stay Human*
NEW5Total War: Warhammer III
26Call of Duty: Vanguard
47Madden NFL 22
88Mario Kart 8*
79FIFA 22
1310Minecraft
611Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
1512Mario Party Superstars*
1613Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
1914Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
2015Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
5716Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition*
1417NBA 2K22*
1118Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
1219Far Cry 6
2720The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

*Digital sales not included

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