Gaming Market Sees 10 Percent Growth in September


While some people are trying to convince others that the PC gaming market is stagnating and will soon die, sales statistics for September in the United States show an increase of 10% compared to last year and reaches $4.5 billion.

The gaming market grew by 10 percent in September

As of September 2023, the gaming industry in the United States shows growth of 2% compared to the previous year. The total volume of the industry for the first 9 months is $39.4 billion. Over the year, sales of games increased by 2%, sales of gaming hardware by 10%, and accessories by 1%.

The gaming market grew by 10 percent in September

Games

Gaming content sales grew 13% in September 2023 to reach $3.8 billion. Much of the growth is driven by sales of games on PC and consoles. Subscription revenue fell 2%. The mobile market grew by 4%.

Starfield is the best-selling game of the month in the US, despite its availability on Game Pass. It also ranked 7th in sales for the entire year.

Mortal Kombat 1, EA Sports FC 24, Madden NFL 24 and Payday 3 took positions 2 to 5 in the September chart.

Monopoly GO!, Royal Match, Roblox are the leaders of the American mobile market in terms of revenue. The top 10 games in September are the same as in August.

Hardware and accessories

Sales of gaming hardware fell by 8% to $451 million.

A slight increase in sales of Xbox Series S|X could not cover the decline of the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

Despite the drop in sales, PS5 remains the best-selling US platform both in terms of revenue and the number of consoles sold. Currently, its sales in the US are 10% better than the same period last year.

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Sales of accessories rose 11% in September to $197 million. The limited edition DualSense with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a top seller.

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