The video game world currently has an offer for all tastes, interests, time availability and, of course, wallets too. But the recently released Elden Ring quickly managed to capture the attention of gamers scattered around the world.
In addition to the thousands of players playing this new title, the latest information even states that Elden Ring is already the best-selling game of 2022 in the United States of America.
Elden Ring is the best-selling game of 2022 in the United States
From Software's game was only released on February 25, but it has already won over gamers, leading many to buy it and install it on their machines. During these two weeks on the market, Elden Ring has been a real success, having already sold thousands of copies worldwide.
But the surprises don't stop there, because according to analyst Mat Piscatella, NDP Groupthe game was the first generated the best sales results of the first ones launched so far. The analyst points out that the success of Elden Ring has already led the game From Software to occupy the fifth position in the list of the most money-generating games in the United States over the last 12 months. Therefore, the game is already the best-selling game in the United States in 2022.
Piscatella also adds that in general in the video game world, consumers spent 6% less on hardware, games and accessories compared to the same period last year. According to the analyst, the decline in hardware sales is directly correlated to the difficulty of finding current generation consoles in stores.
Quick hit on Feb 22, NPD takes - 4 straight months of YoY declines, expecting single-digit % declines to continue (pending fluctuations in HW supply). Could accelerate with late and/or post-pandemic consumer behavior changes. Elden Ring is a blockbuster, but all new releases have done very well.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 11, 2022
In the tweet, which we can see above, Piscatella also indicates that the total spend of this market, compared to the previous year, has been down for 4 consecutive months.