PlayStation 5 Was Best-Selling Console In U.S. Last Month, Ending Nintendo Switch’s 33-Month Streak

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform in the U.S. this September, both in terms of units sold and dollars made, ending the Nintendo Switch’s 33-month streak at the number one spot. 

NPD Group executive director Mat PiscatellaThe release was September 2021 U.S. numbers of video game sales, which is where news of the PS5’s top spot was revealed. Piscatella claims that the PS5 has been the most-sold console in 2021 in dollars. However, the Switch is still the leader in units sold. 

The PS5 costs more than the Switch, so it doesn’t need to sell as many units as the Switch to rake in the most money. This is the reason why the Switch sells more units than the PS5, but makes less. Before today, November 2018 was the last month that a console other than the Switch – the PlayStation 4 in this case – was the best-selling hardware platform. 

“September video game hardware dollar sales increased 49% when compared to September 2022 to $412 million,” Piscatella said in a tweetToday. “Year-to-date hardware spending has also gained 49% when compared to the same period a year ago, totaling $3.4 billion.” 

Video game accessories September 2021 spending dropped 12% compared to last yearIt came in at $171million. But, accessory sales for the year have reached $1.8 billion. This is 9.9% higher than a year ago. The Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller was the best-selling accessory last monthHowever, the PS5 DualSense Controller retains its top position for overall year. 

Piscatella released also the top 20 video games sold across all platforms in the U.S.Last month, too. Here’s what the top 10 looks like: 

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. FIFA 22
  3. NBA 2K22
  4. Tales of Arise
  5. Diablo II: Resurrected
  6. Deathloop
  7. Black Ops in Cold War: Call to Duty
  8. Ghost of Tsushima
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Truly Amazing Colors: Life Is Strange 

You can visit Piscatella’s entire Twitter thread for breakdowns of the top 10 games sold on Nintendo PlayStationPlease see the following: XboxPlatforms, as well as additional data about consumers’ spending on video games in the last month. 

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