This afternoon the always very precise Mat Piscatella shared on Twitter his usual analysis of the sales data of consoles and video games in the United States of America, this time relating to the month of August 2021.
Overall, the video game industry saw a 7% increase in revenue over last year, making it the best month of August in US history. This is mainly due to the sale of hardware (up 45%), in particular the PlayStation 5, which after ten months is confirmed as the fastest-selling console ever in the US, despite the now well-known shortage of stocks. No wonder to see Madden NFL 22 at the top of the best-selling game chart, closely followed by Ghost of Tsushima (which made a huge leap from position 110 thanks to the launch of the Director’s Cut) and the evergreen Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War .
On the sidelines of all this information, Mat Piscatella also revealed that Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart for PS5 (ranked thirteenth in August) has officially become the highest-grossing video game in the series, although it cannot be considered the best-selling in terms of copies. The analyst did not reveal more precise information, but it is possible that the achievement of such a high collection was facilitated by a higher sale price – in the USA Rift Apart costs $ 69.99, a price higher than that of the previous chapters. of the series.)