U.S. Video Recreation First Half Spending Reveals Enhance Over Final Yr

Circana reported year-to-date shopper spending in June 2023, together with online game content material, {hardware}, and equipment, totaled $26.6 billion, a 2% enhance from final yr.

June 2023 whole shopper spending reached $4.7 billion, a 9% enhance when in comparison with June 2022. It was the second-highest spending achieved in a June month, after $4.8 billion in June 2021.

Whereas spending on video game content material elevated by 7% in June when in comparison with final yr, totaling $4.1 billion, content material spending throughout this yr’s first half reached $22.8 billion, flat in comparison with a yr in the past. An 8% enhance in content material spending on Console and a slight acquire in Non-Cell Subscription spending have been offset by declines within the Cell and the PC, Cloud, and Non-Console VR segments.

Online game {hardware} spending elevated 22%, versus June final yr, to $454 million. That is the very best online game {hardware} spend for a June month because the $617 million reached in June 2008. Double-digit share progress in PlayStation 5 spending offset declines in spending on Xbox Sequence and Swap. Yr-to-date {hardware} spending stays 23% increased when in comparison with the identical interval in 2022, at $2.6 billion. PlayStation 5 was the best-selling {hardware} platform in each unit and greenback gross sales throughout June 2023, and continues to guide the 2023 {hardware} market throughout each items and {dollars}.

Equipment spending throughout June elevated 14% when in comparison with a yr in the past, totaling $214 million. The PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge stays the best-selling accent of 2023 in greenback gross sales.

In gaming, Diablo IV was the No. 1 best-selling recreation of June, immediately changing into the No. 3 best-selling recreation of 2023 year-to-date. Different new releases among the many prime 10 embrace Remaining Fantasy XVI (No. 2) and Road Fighter 6 (No. 3). Road Fighter 6 loved the very best launch month greenback gross sales for a Head-to-Head Combating recreation because the April 2019 launch of Mortal Kombat 11.


1. Diablo IV (Activision Blizzard)

2. Remaining Fantasy XVI (Sq. Enix)

3. Road Fighter 6 (Capcom USA)

4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

5. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Video games)

6. Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 (2022) (Activision Blizzard)

7. Star Wars: Jedi: Survivor (Digital Arts)

8. MLB: The Present 23 (a number of producers)

9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)

10. Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony)

In cell content material, Sensor Tower reviews the highest 10 video games by U.S. shopper spending in June embrace Sweet Crush Saga, Roblox, Royal Match, Coin Grasp, Monopoly GO!, Gardenscapes, Township, Pokémon Go, Jackpot Get together — On line casino Slots, and Homescapes.

“Scopely’s Monopoly GO! has been on a tear since its April 2023 launch with June 2023 shopper spending up 56% month over month,” says Abraham Yousef, Sensor Tower.

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