Starfield was the best-selling game in the US last month, with the PS5 being the top console.

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    This was announced by video game analyst group Sarcana. September 2023 US Video Game Market Highlights And in it, the company revealed that developer Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield was the best-selling game last month, the month it launched. And after just six weeks on the market, Starfield is already the seventh best-selling game of the year. February’s Hogwarts Legacy is top of the list.

    Starfield hit Xbox and PC on September 6th and while its Xbox Game Pass release certainly helped make it the biggest launch ever for a Bethesda game with over 6 million players, Sirkana’s Data tracks dollar sales. This means Starfield was September’s best-selling game despite Xbox Game Pass. Matt Piscatella, executive director of Circana Says on Twitter that, “Starfield ranked as the best-selling title of the month on both Xbox and PC, with PC being its main sales platform.”

    Other major September releases, such as Mortal Kombat 1, EA Sports FC 24, Payday 3, NBA 2K24, and The Crew: Motorfest, also featured on Sarkana’s list of the 20 best-selling games of the past month.

    Here are the 10 best-selling games of September 2023:

    1. Starfield (New Release)
    2. Mortal Kombat 1 (New Release)
    3. EA Sports FC 24 (New Release)
    4. Madden NFL 24
    5. Payday 3 (New Release)
    6. NBA 2K24 (New Release)
    7. Crew: Motorfest (New Release)
    8. Armored Corps VI: Fire of the Rubicon
    9. The Hogwarts Legacy
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)

    And here are the 10 best-selling games of 2023, year by date:

    1. The Hogwarts Legacy
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (excludes digital sales)
    3. Madden NFL 24
    4. Diablo IV
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
    6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    7. Starfield (New Release)
    8. Mortal Kombat 1 (New Release)
    9. Resident Evil 4 (2023)
    10. MLB: Show 23 (excludes digital sales)

    You can see the full top 20 for September 2023. Here And the full top 20 for the entire year Here.

    Piscateella says Mortal Kombat 1 was September’s best-selling game on PlayStation platforms, coming in second on Xbox and PC, where Starfield came in first. Mortal Kombat 1 ranked third on Switch despite the game’s disastrous launch state on the platform.

    Elsewhere in Sarcana’s report, U.S. spending on video game content, hardware and accessories rose 10 percent from a year ago, totaling $4.5 billion. Piscatella says increased spending on materials and accessories offset the 8 percent decrease in hardware. Year-to-date U.S. spending on video game products rose 2% to $39.4 billion. He also noted that increases in digital premium download spending on consoles and PC drove most of the growth in September 2023 spending.

    Despite Starfield’s clear success in September, the PlayStation 5 remained the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollar sales. The Xbox Series X/S is again second in both measures. According to Piscatella, the PS5 is also leading 2023 hardware sales in both units and dollars, and year-to-date hardware spending is 10% higher than this time last year, at $3.7 billion.

    Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PS5 DualSense controller was last month’s best-selling accessory, and accessory spending during the month increased 11% compared to September 2022, reaching $197 million.

    For more, read on Informant in the game Examine the starfield, and then checkout. Informant in the game Hogwarts Legacy Review. After that, read on Informant in the game A preview of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 ahead of the game’s release this Friday.


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