In its hardware and software report for February 2021, the NPD Group emphasized that PS5 is the fastest-selling game system in US history. The console was launched in November 2020 and has been mostly sold out since then.
PS5 is the fastest-selling console in US History
According to the market research company NPD Group, the PS5 has become the fastest-selling video game hardware platform in the United States. The basis is the US dollar sales that Sony’s console was able to generate after four months of availability. The NPD analyst Mat Piscatella referred to this on Friday.
US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 ranked as the 2nd best-selling hardware platform in February in both unit and dollar sales. PlayStation 5 is currently the fastest selling hardware platform in U.S. history (total dollar sales after 4 months in market).
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
However, with its limited supply in February, the PS5 was only the second best-selling hardware platform, which applies to both unit numbers and sales. Once again, the Nintendo Switch landed in first place in both ratings. Nintendo’s hardware has been the most successful console for 27 months based on units sold in the US.
According to the NPD, the Nintendo Switch now surpasses the DS with its dollar sales, making it Nintendo’s second best-selling platform behind the Wii and the seventh best-selling platform in US history.
Monthly video game hardware revenue increased 121% compared to February 2020 to $406 million. It is the highest February total since $468 million in February 2011. Annual hardware sales through February climbed to $725 million, up 130% from the same period last year. The PS5 controller was the top-selling accessory in February and so far in 2021.
Nintendo does not provide digital sales data. But based on disk sales, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury made it to number one on the US charts in February. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War fell into second place, followed by Persona 5: Strikers, Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Madden NFL 21. As a newcomer, Little Nightmares 2 made it to sixth place.