PS5 replaces Nintendo Switch as the monthly sales champion in the U.S.
For more than three years, Nintendo Switch has been the leading product in the game console market. Nintendo recently released a new OLED version.
According to the latest report of NPD Group, in the US September 2021 sales, hardware sales have increased by 49% year-on-year, reaching $412 million. Compared with the cumulative hardware sales in the first nine months of last year, the cumulative hardware sales in the first nine months of this year also increased by 49%, reaching $3.4 billion. Among them, Sony PlayStation 5 has strong sales, replacing the leading position of Nintendo Switch for 33 consecutive months and becoming the best-selling platform. The last time a similar situation was in November 2018, PlayStation 4 became the monthly sales champion.
In terms of game sales, “Madden NFL 22” once again became the monthly sales champion and the second-highest cumulative sales game in 2021. “Tales of Arise” broke the sales record for the first month of the “Legend” series of games, and also ranked fourth in the game’s best-selling list in September 2021.
Overall, in September 2021, consumer sales of console game hardware, software, and accessories increased by 3% compared to a year ago, reaching $4.4 billion, setting a record in September. This year’s cumulative sales reached $42.3, an increase of 12% compared to a year ago. However, there is also a decline. In September 2021, the sales of accessories fell by 12% year-on-year to $171 million. This report also talked about the situation of mobile platforms. In the first nine months of 2021, eight months of sales exceeded $2 billion. The average monthly sales of the first nine months of 2021 were higher than the first nine months of 2020. The monthly average sales for the month is 20% higher.