As reported by Circana, the top-selling game in January 2024 was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, followed by Tekken 8 at No. 2 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League at No. 3. Interestingly, while Palworld was a significant game in terms of player engagement, it did not appear on the sales charts due to the developer not sharing sales data with Circana.

One notable release in January was Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, which ranked at No. 13 for the month. This game has been recognized as one of the best games of 2024 so far, providing players with a new and exciting gaming experience.

In terms of consumer spending on mobile games, Monopoly Go took the top spot in January 2024. Other popular mobile games included Royal Match, Roblox, Candy Crush Saga, and Coin Master.

Hardware Sales

While overall spending on hardware fell by 4% to $378 million, Xbox Series X|S consoles saw growth in sales during January 2024. However, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch both experienced year-over-year declines. The PS5 came out on top as the best-selling console for both unit and dollar sales in January 2024.

Spending on accessories increased by 45% to $246 million, with the PS5 DualSense Edge being the top-selling accessory in January 2024. The total spending on video games in the US during January 2024 saw a significant surge of 15% to $5.1 billion, although it’s worth noting that the reporting period for January 2024 was five weeks, compared to four weeks in January 2023.

Overall, the video game industry continues to thrive, with new releases captivating players and driving up sales across various platforms. The competition remains fierce, with established franchises like Call of Duty maintaining their dominance while new titles like Palworld make a splash in terms of player engagement. As we move further into 2024, it will be interesting to see how these trends evolve and shape the future of gaming.


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