The NPD has released its December report and finds the Switch and Call of Duty: Vanguard topping the hardware and software charts, respectively.
The December 2021 report shows that total industry spending on hardware, content, and accessories decreased 1% year over year (yoy) to $7.5 billion.
Hardware sales saw a 3% decline compared to December 2020 to $1.3 billion.
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold, but it and the PlayStation 5 tied for dollar sales for the month.
At software Industry growth in December in subscriptions and recurring spend across PC, console and mobile devices helped offset declines in premium game sales to keep content spending flat compared to a year ago, at $5.7 billion.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was December’s best-selling game, followed by Halo: Infinite, which was the month’s best-selling game on Xbox platforms and also led the sales of tracked titles on PC.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl was December’s third best-selling title, followed by Madden NFL 22 and Battlefield 2042 rounding out the top five. Resident Evil: Village ended the year as the eighth best-selling game of the month.
Above you can see a look at the best-selling games of October. Best-selling games for individual consoles can be found in the gallery.
More than $2 billion was spent on mobile titles during December, making it the 10th month in a row that consumers spend so much on mobile games on the App Store and Google Play.
video game sales accessories it fell 9% year-on-year to $493 million. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the best-selling accessory for December 2021.