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By Sato . February 17, 2017 . 2:30am
NPD, the industry-tracking firm shared that in January 2017, consumers spent $610.7 million on new hardware, software, and accessories in the United States with Resident Evil 7 on top of software. [Thanks, VentureBeat.]
According to the tracking firm, consumers in the United States spent 4% less than January 2016 where $636.7 million was spent. It is said that the lower overall spending comes from overall less hardware sale.
Below is a look at January 2017’s results from physical retailers and digital sales from certain onlien stores and publishers, such as third-parties on the Xbox Game Store and PlayStation Store, but keep in mind that there are some giants missing like Blizzard’s Battle.net.
Here’s more from NPD analyst Sam Naji:
“Video games software spending increased by 14 percent to $313 million. This was due in large part to the stronger comparison this January with the release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.”
“Total hardware spending in January reached $127 million. That’s a 19 percent decline versus January 2016.”
Here’s more on software:
*Does not include Battle.net sales
Along with more analysis from Naji:
“With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was the best-selling game in January. The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month, in dollar sales, was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.”
“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017. And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”