INTERNATIONAL_ NDP Group recently announced the US game market revenue figures for November 2021 showing a significant decrease.
In November, earnings in the US gaming market recorded a decline. Analysts at NPD Group have released sales results from US gamers spending $6.3 billion on video games, hardware and accessories, 10% less than a year ago.
Of this, $5.13 billion came from game sales (on console, PC and mobile) as well as subscription and cloud services down 1% from last year.
Gaming hardware sales fell the most, falling 38% year-on-year to $883 million. This is the lowest revenue level since November 2016.
Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console model in terms of both units sold and revenue in USD. US gamers bought 1.13 million Switch units in November.
Accessories sales also fell 20% year-on-year to $258 million. NPD tracks physical sales from retailers and receives digital data from US issuers, but not all companies provide the information. Nintendo doesn’t disclose digital-exclusive sales, and neither does Activision Blizzard.
Meanwhile, a recent report by Newzoo said that the game market size in 2021 could reach 189.3 billion USD. The COVID-19 epidemic has boosted the number of gamers around the world. During the quarantine period, playing games has become a habit and a need in everyone’s life.
In 2021, 2.8 billion game players are forecast to bring in $189.3 billion in revenue for the international game market. With the continuous development of the internet platform and economic growth in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
Ranking the most popular games in the US market based on sales in the past November, according to NPD Group:
1) Call of Duty: Vanguard2) Battlefield 20423) Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl4) Forza Horizon 55) Madden NFL 226) Mario Party Superstars7) Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy8) FIFA 229) Far Cry 610) NBA 2K2211) Just Dance 202212 ) Mario Kart 813) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales14) Animal Crossing: New Horizons15) Back 4 Blood16) Shin Megami Tensei V17) Minecraft18) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild19) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate20) Ghost of Tsushima