US consumer game spending up 10% to $4.6b for July | US Monthly Charts

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

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Today, NPD Group reported its results for July, showing that US game spending continues to increase.

The industry-tracking firm found that at consumer spending at $4.6 billion up 10% year-over-year.

Spending on content saw 6% growth year-over-year to $4.1 billion across console, mobile, PC, cloud, and subscription services, while spending on hardware saw a gain of 98% year-on-year to $323 million.

Nintendo’s Switch led the way in terms of unit sales while the PlayStation 5 led in dollar sales for the month of July.

As for software, the month’s chart topper was the Switch remaster of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

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