PS5 Sales Continue to Dominate US Market

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The NPD Group has printed its United States video games business report for the month of October 2021, revealing that Nintendo Switch outsold each the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in unit and greenback gross sales, thanks to the launch of its OLED mannequin. However, the PS5 stays 2021’s best-selling {hardware} within the nation when it comes to greenback gross sales whereas the Switch leads in unit gross sales.

Video game retail set a brand new report for an October month this yr, with $4.4 billion spent. Year-to-date shopper spending has reached $46.7 billion. October’s {hardware} greenback gross sales particularly elevated by 82 p.c in contrast to the identical interval final yr. Year-to-date {hardware} spending has additionally elevated by 53 p.c year-on-year.

As far as software program is worried, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 was October’s best-selling game, and has already turn into the eighth best-selling game of 2021, climbing to the highest of each PlayStation and Xbox software program charts. Left 4 Dead impressed Back 4 Blood was the month’s second best-selling game, touchdown within the second spot on each consoles’ software program charts. Nintendo Switch’s highly-anticipated Metroid Dread adopted within the third place.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted at seven, Mario Party Superstars debuted at eight, and NHL 22 debuted within the ninth spot.

Last however not least, gross sales of equipment additionally elevated, reaching $158 million – up by 5 p.c year-on-year. Year-to-date accent gross sales have reached $1.9 billion, which is a rise of 9 p.c in contrast to the identical interval final yr. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was October 2021’s best-selling accent. PS5’s white DualSense stays the best-selling accent of the yr.

[Source: Mat Piscatella]