Armored Core VI takes second place in US August sales, behind Madden NFL 24

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The latest industry report from market analysts Circana (previously NPG Group) shows Madden NFL 24 was the best-selling video game of August 2023 in the United States. Electronic Arts’ annual NFL franchise topped the charts for the month.

In second place was FromSoftware’s mech-action game Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. Both titles instantly broke into the yearly top 20 best-sellers list as well.

Another notable title, Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios, saw over 800,000 players concurrent players on Steam when it launched for PC early in the month. However, as a digital-only release, it couldn’t be reflected in Circana’s retail sales tracking.

  1. Madden NFL 24
  2. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
  3. Remnant 2
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
  5. Hogwarts Legacy
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom*
  7. Diablo 4
  8. MLB The Show 23^
  9. Minecraft
  10. Mario Kart 8*

*Digital sales not included, ^Xbox and Switch digital sales not included.

Also, the PlayStation 5 was reported as the top-selling console in both dollars and units moved last month. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S came in second place.

On the mobile side, Monopoly Go topped the charts as the highest-grossing mobile game. It surpasses Royal Match, which previously held the top spot. Pokemon Go moved up and pushed Coin Master out of the top five rankings. Activision-Blizzard previously had two games ranked but is now down to just one, Candy Crush Saga, since Call of Duty: Mobile dropped out of the ranking.

Circana’s report shows that overall consumer spending on video games, hardware, and accessories grew 3% year-over-year to $4.2 billion for August. Content and accessories saw spending increases while hardware declined.

While several big holiday titles like Modern Warfare 2 and Hogwarts Legacy remained in the yearly best-sellers, August showcased the strength of annual sports franchises and new releases like Armored Core VI lead the industry in the late summer months.

Source: Circana via Games Industry

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