In the first five months of its launch, the PS5 has become the fastest-selling gaming console in the United States in both unit and dollar sales. Sony keeps improving its console with system updates, and the first major system update of PS5 came on April 14, in which It included a bunch of new features and enhancements to the user experience.
According to Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group, the PS5 has become the fastest-selling console in the United States in both unit and dollar sales.
He also said that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in unit and dollar sales.
“Nintendo Switch was the unit sales leader while PlayStation 5 ranked first in hardware dollar sales.”-Mat Piscatella
The PlayStation 5’s release was also a record-breaker. In the first month of its launch, it sold 3.4 million units of PS5. In April, it was also reported that the PS5 had already surpassed the total lifetime sales of the PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Sega Dreamcast in the U.S.
The total dollar value of Hardware Video Game in March was 47 % higher than in March 2020, creating a record of $680 million in march 2020
Call of Duty Black Ops secure the best-selling game quarterly and yearly and returned to top place in March 2021. Nintendo Switch Game Monster Hunt Rise Claimed second place and became the second best-selling game. And Outriders secures the third position on both PlayStation and Xbox.
March 2021’s Top 10 Best-Selling Games
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Monster Hunter Rise
- Super Mario 3D World
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Gamers spent across video game hardware, content, and accessories were recorded $5.6 billion in March 2021, which is 18% more than March 2020.
Both of these hardware sales records are remarkable. The demand for the next generation consoles is very high, and their supply is low.