The analytical company Circana (formerly NPD Group) has released a report on the American gaming market for May 2023. Against the background of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, revenue increased for all segments.

In total, Americans spent $4.1 billion on video games, hardware and gaming accessories in May. 12% more than in May 2021.

Video game sales totaled $3.62 billion (+9%), hardware sales — $338 million (+56%), and sales of gaming accessories — $159 million (+14%).

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom topped the top of the best-selling games of the month. It also ranked second in sales for 2023.

The most successful console was the Nintendo Switch — both in dollars and in terms of the number of devices sold.

▪️The DualSense Edge black wireless controller has become the sales leader among accessories in dollar terms. In unit terms, the best selling set of collectible amiibo figures by The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


Matt Piscatella