Despite component shortages, the PS5 is still the best-selling console in the US for 2022. The console was also the best-selling console in the US for July through dollar sales and took the number two slot behind the Nintendo Switch in terms of units sold. Sony also had a fair amount of success through game sales and accessories.
PS5 console sales continue to grow in 2022
While it may not have sold the most units, the PS5 was the best-selling console in the US in terms of dollar sales for July 2022 according to NPD. The console’s dollar sales also “experienced double-digit percentage growth” compared to this time last year, so Sony’s commitment to significantly “ramp-up” console production to increase PS5 stock seems to be coming to fruition. Meanwhile, the PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Black was the month’s best-selling accessory despite a large drop in spending on video game accessories, largely driven by a decline in gamepad spending.
The increase in console sales likely accounts for the four PlayStation Studios games that are part of the top-selling PlayStation games for the month. With Horizon Forbidden West being included in a popular PS5 bundle across the world, it’s no wonder the game hit the #6 spot. Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, another game that is packaged in with PS5 bundles quite frequently, climbed back into the top ten too. MLB The Show 22 and Gran Turismo 7 are the remaining two games. The 10 top-selling PlayStation games in the US for the month of July 2022 are as follows:
- Elden Ring
- MLB The Show 22
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Horizon Forbidden West
- F1 22
- Gran Turismo 7
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales
In other news, an industry insider has leaked a release window for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor as well as an accompanying art book. Elsewhere, Blizzard has promised Diablo 4 will not have pay-to-win mechanics.