PlayStation 5 becomes the best-selling console in US history
PlayStation 5 and the best-selling console in US history, when you look at its total dollar sales during its first four months on the market. The results, published by NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella, show that despite the actual lack of consoles and numerous sold-outsSony can still be satisfied with the performance of the PS5.
PlayStation 5 is the best-selling console in the US
Feb 2021 US NPD THREAD – February 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories reached a February record $ 4.6B, 35 percent higher when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date spending totaled $ 9.3B, 39 percent higher than the same period in 2020. pic.twitter.com/uLO9dphLmE
– Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
Above you can see the post in which Piscatella, through his Twitter account, reveals important data regarding the gaming market. Unfortunately, however, Piscatella does not specify exactly what results he was referring to. The latest information on PS5 sales they come directly from Sony.
The company revealed that consumers have been buying over 4.5 million consoles by the end of 2020. The objective of the Japanese company, at the moment, is to 14.8 million consoles PlayStation 5 sold by the end of March 2021.
However, this second milestone may be difficult to achieve, particularly due to the continuing hardware shortages in stores. The situation has improved compared to a few months ago but many customers still struggle to find the console of their dreams.
Furthermore, the head of PlayStation has openly revealed that does not expect to solve the availability problem until 2022. This underlines how the situation is, in reality, more serious than expected. We conclude with a interesting factwhich may contradict the entire article.
Analyzing every single data available to us, we notice a detail that cannot be overshadowed. It actually looks like PlayStation 5 is not, for all intents and purposes, the best-selling console of all time in the United States. This title invariably belongs to Nintendo Switch which, as revealed by Nintendo, was the console best-selling of February taking into account both total dollar sales and the number of consoles sold.
But if we take into account the number of units sold from Sony in so few months we can say that PS5 is the best-selling console in the history of the United States, at the moment.