Elden Ring and Nintendo Switch are the big winners in May in the US

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from Norman Wittkopf
The market researchers of the NPD Group have published their current figures for the games and hardware business in the USA for the past May.

The NPD Group has released its data for video game software and hardware sales in the United States for the month of May 2022, which was shared on Twitter by the market research firm’s executive director, Mat Piscatella. As per Gamingbolt.com reportedthere were some interesting shifts in the top-selling games of the month.

Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga, which topped the charts the previous month of April, has fallen to second place, while Elden Ring has climbed back to first place. Elden Ring was again the best-selling game of May on both Xbox and Steam, while taking second place on Playstation.

Evil Dead new and Skyrim back

Meanwhile, the only new release in the top 50 of the new software charts is Saber Interactive’s multiplayer horror shooter Evil Dead: The Game, which occupies fourth place in the ranking. Notably, a well-known title, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, has also made its way back onto the charts at number 20, with most of last month’s sales coming from Steam. The Bethesda long-running favorite was last in this position in November 2017.

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In terms of hardware, meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch was the month’s best-selling console, both in terms of revenue and units sold. Year-to-date, the Switch is the leading platform in terms of units sold in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S leads in terms of dollar sales. Spending on video game accessories, meanwhile, is reported to be down 7 percent year-on-year to $131 million, and down 14 percent year-to-date to $875 million year-to-date.