of data NPD Information also arrives about US console hardware market May 2022, which saw the Nintendo Switch as the best-selling console as a single console, while the Xbox Series X | S positive trend to confirm those that are able to generate the most sales in terms of dollars spent.
In general, in May 2022 there were Drops By 11% in total hardware spending among consoles and accessories compared to the same month in 2021, reaching $216 million, reflecting a decline in total spending between hardware and software, the lowest level recorded since February 2020.
The main problem that led to this decline has always been the difficulties of supplying consoles in the market, as production and distribution are taking place at a slow pace especially for PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, the scarcity of new releases that have the distinction of May 2022 contributed to this decline in business.
Anyway, within the month, the Nintendo Switch confirmed itself as the console best sales In terms of the quantity of units, keeping the record in this field also throughout 2022 until now. Xbox Series X | s On the other hand, it is the best selling console in terms of the amount of dollars spent, clearly considering the higher average price of the two consoles compared to the Nintendo console. Also in this case, Microsoft consoles are holding the same record for the whole of 2022 so far, which is indicative of a growing trend that has already emerged in the previous months.
In fact, Xbox Series X | S are the only consoles that have positive trend In these months of 2022, as it may also derive from Microsoft’s greater ability to produce and distribute its hardware to the market. We also saw from NPD that Elden Ring was the best-selling game of May 2022.
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