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The PS5 console was the best-selling platform in terms of both units purchased and dollar sales in the USA last month despite the release of Starfield on rival hardware. The Sony system topped the hardware chart on both fronts, with the Xbox Series X|S taking second and then the hybrid Nintendo Switch in third. Still, the Bethesda RPG was the best-selling game of September 2023, with Mortal Kombat 1 and EA Sports FC 24 taking second and third respectively.

The Circana charts are based on dollar sales, so Xbox Game Pass downloads are not counted towards Starfield's chart-topping position. It's now the seventh best-selling game of 2023 overall, and Mortal Kombat 1 the eighth. In terms of other new releases for September, PAYDAY 3 came in fifth, NBA 2K24 took sixth, and The Crew Motorfest lined up in seventh place in the charts. Lies of P didn't make the top 20.

Cash spent on gaming accessories increased last month, fueled by the new PS5 DualSense controller themed around Marvel's Spider-Man 2. It was the best-selling gaming accessory in September 2023, with consumer spending on gaming pads up by 15 per cent compared to this time last year.

Circana Software Top 20: September 2023

  1. Starfield
  2. Mortal Kombat 1
  3. EA Sports FC 24
  4. Madden NFL 24
  5. Payday 3
  6. NBA 2K24*
  7. The Crew Motorfest
  8. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  9. Hogwarts Legacy
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  11. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  12. Resident Evil 4
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom*
  14. Minecraft
  15. Mario Kart 8*
  16. Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Gran Turismo 7
  18. Elden Ring
  19. Sea of Thieves
  20. Diablo IV

* Digital sales not included