According to Circana (formerly known as NPD), the game Starfield, which was released in September, topped the sales charts for the month and ranked as the 7th best-selling game of 2023 in America. Despite being available on Xbox Game Pass from day one, the game has already amassed over 10 million players across all platforms. Coming in second place in terms of sales is Mortal Kombat 1, followed by EA Sports FC 24, which had pre-order numbers 25% higher than FIFA23.
Here are the top 10 best-selling games in the United States for September 2023 (sales counted from August 27th to September 30th):
2. Mortal Kombat 1
3. EA Sports FC 24
4. Madden NFL 24
5. Payday 3
6. NBA 2K 24
7. The Crew: Motorfest
8. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
9. Hogwarts Legacy
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
And here are the top 10 best-selling games in the United States for the year 2023 (up to September 2023):
1. Hogwarts Legacy
2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
3. Madden NFL 24
4. Diablo IV
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
6. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
8. Mortal Kombat 1
9. Resident Evil 4 Remake
10. MLB: The Show 23
Please note that these sales figures do not include digital sales.
In terms of hardware, the PS5 continues to be the best-selling gaming console of the year and also topped the charts in September. The Xbox Series X|S follows closely behind in second place and has shown the same growth rate as in 2022.
Overall, American gamers spent a whopping $4.5 billion on game purchases, consoles, and accessories in September, which is a 10% increase compared to September 2022, despite an 8% decrease in hardware spending.
TLDR: Starfield dominates the game sales charts in September 2023, with Mortal Kombat 1 and EA Sports FC 24 following closely behind. The PS5 remains the best-selling console, while American gamers spend $4.5 billion on games and hardware during the month, showcasing a strong market growth.