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Switch and PS5 generated the same December sales revenue in the US.

Nintendo Switch it was the console best-selling in the United States during December 2021 while Call of Duty: Vanguard was the best selling game in the North American country in the same period, according to the data shared in Twitter by Mat Piscatella, an analyst at market analysis firm NPD Group. Last year a video game spending record in said territory: 60,400 million dollars, 8% more than in 2020.

In a month where sales decreased 1% from December 2020 Up to $7.5 billion, the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console. However, in In terms of income, it is on par with PlayStation 5. Looking at the full year, Switch is the winner in both revenue and units sold. Throughout 2021, video game hardware generated revenue of $6.1 billion, 14% more than in 2020. Only in December there were 1.3 billion (3% less than in the same month of 2020).

Regarding the software, Call of Duty: Vanguard it was the game best seller of December and of the year, both on PlayStation and Xbox; For the thirteenth consecutive year, the shooter of Activision Blizzard is the saga that has generated the most income. Halo Infinite it was the second best-selling game of December on both Xbox and PC, but it does not appear in the top 20 best-selling games of the year.

Revenue record of Pokmon since 2000

the saga Pokmon he had a record year during 2021, generating more income in sales in physical format than in the last 21 years, since the premiere of Pokémon Gold and Silver in United States. Pokémon Shiny Diamond / Shiny Pearl it was the third best-selling game of December. It was also the Switch best seller both that month and throughout 2021, and the fourth best-selling game overall during the year. All this without counting sales in the eShop.

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Another saga that has had a record year in the United States has been Resident Evil, what with Resident Evil 8: Village ranked as the eighth best-selling game of 2021. More fun facts: seven of the top 20 best-selling games in 2021 were also on last year’s list. In addition, it is left Patent Nintendo’s dominance on Switch: 19 of the 20 best-selling games in the hybrid have been published by Nintendo. The exception is Monster Hunter Rise, which is published by Capcom USA.

The lower spending on games is offset by micropayments

As for the video game market in general, during December 2021 the video game sales revenue decreased, but they remain on par with the same month of 2020 due to the increased spending on subscriptions and microtransactions between all platforms: consoles, computers, mobile phones and virtual reality devices.


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