NPD Group has revealed the US sales results for September 2020, which saw another month of growth for the gaming industry. Consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories saw a 10% increase when compared to a year ago, with sales reaching $4.3 billion. Mobile spending, hardware, and accessories also saw growth within the time period.
The top-selling game of the month was Marvel’s Avengers from publisher Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics. Launch month dollar sales of Marvel’s Avengers were the second-highest for any superhero game in US history, right behind Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Marvel’s Avengers is so far the seventh-best-selling game of 2020, although it has experienced a significant drop-off in audience numbers since launch, which Square Enix is confident can be reversed with new patches and DLC.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars took the second spot and its launch-month physical dollar sales rank as the sixth-biggest for Nintendo