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Tales Of Arise breaks series records, Madden NFL 22 2nd highest-selling game of 2021 - NPD

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Madden NFL 22 and Tales of Arise lead the charge in this month's NPD report, with both games making an impressive dent on an industry that continues to grow year-on-year.

First off, though, let's look at the hardware figures – which themselves are quite impressive. As per the report, shared as ever by The NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, hardware was the primary driving factor in September's gaming spend, with a massive 49% increase compared to the same period last year.

It looks like we've mostly got the PS5 to thank for that, with Sony's current-gen console beating out the Nintendo Switch in both dollars and units in September, making it the best-selling console this year (if you're looking at dollar value alone). This was also the first time in 18 months that another console claimed more hardware unit sales than the Nintendo Switch, thanks to Sony's strong PS5 sales. Don't expet the same in October now that the Switch OLED is out, though.

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