The best-selling game of 2023 in the US is Hogwarts Legacy

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By Tanisha Wankhade | Apr 4, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Circana launched its monthly video game sales report for the month of February 2023 in the United States. It provides a breakdown of the best-selling games, consoles, and other video game hardware. It is ranked by dollar sales. Most notably, Hogwarts Legacy grabbing the first place of the sales charts. Also, this was the best-selling game of February and of 2023 overall till now. The best-selling game of 2023 in the US is Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy is a 2023 action game which have a role-playing theme and the game is made by Avalanche Software and launched by Warner Bros. Games under its Portkey Games label. The game is themed in the Wizarding World universe, showing the world in the late 1800s, a century before the events chronicled in the Harry Potter novels. The gamer regulates a student enrolled in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who learns to use an array of magical capabilities and items. With the help of fellow students and professors, the main hero starts a journey to solve an ancient mystery that has long been hidden within the wizarding world.

Game content, hardware, and accessories attained a total of $4.6 billion in sales during February 2023, which is over 6% high than the same time in 2022. Spending all over the board was up from February 2022, with hardware improving by 68%, accessories up by 13%, and game content up by 1%. Circana says February 2023 marks the highest monthly year-on-year growth since October 2021.

In the category of Mobile Games, the games that topped the chart were Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Royal Match, Pokémon Go, Coin Master, Township, Bingo Blitz, Homescapes, Jackpot Party, and Evony. Circana notes that Pokémon Go had an improvement in spending of 23% from January 2023 as per the Sensor Tower.

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There are total top 20 best-sellers, seven of them were the latest launchs containing Wild Hearts, Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Octopath Traveler II, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, Company of Heroes 3, and Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line. Other entries that were noticeable and made it to the top 20 are The Last of Us Part I and the Last of Us Part II, was on the 6th and 18th spots, respectively.

If we talk about hardware, the platform that became the best-selling platform in February 2023 is PS5, and year-to-date overall. Hardware spending was up 22% as compared  2022’s same time. Accessory spending was also increased, it has grown by 13% from February 2022.

We have listed the top-selling video games for February 2023 below. Checkout the list.

  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2023)
  3. Dead Space (2023)
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. FIFA 23
  6. The Last of Us Part I
  7. Elden Ring
  8. Wild Hearts
  9. Like a Dragon: Ishin!
  10. Octopath Traveler II
  11. God of War Ragnarok
  12. Minecraft
  13. Mario Kart 8*
  14. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet*
  15. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland*
  16. Company of Heroes 3
  17. Sonic Frontiers
  18. The Last of Us Part II
  19. NBA 2K23*
  20. Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line

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