US game spending up 3% to $4.4b in September, says NPD

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

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September saw US consumer spending on games reach $4.4 billion, a 3% increase year-on-year, according to the latest NPD data.

Year-to-date spending reached $42.3 billion, which is a 12% rise compared to the same time in 2020.

Spending on hardware increased 49% year-on-year, to reach $412 million. Year-to-date hardware spending saw growth of 49%, reaching $3.4 billion.

September broke the 33-month streak of the Nintendo Switch leading hardware sales, as the month saw the PlayStation 5 as the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars.

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