PS5 breaks another record and is the biggest console release ever

PS5 breaks another record and is the biggest console release ever

Analysts at the NPD Group revealed that PlayStation 5 has become the biggest console release ever in the U.S., beating the previous record holder, PlayStation 4.

Despite all the problems with the scarcity of supply in relation to demand, the new generation console from Sony sold all the existing stock, with large thousands of people waiting for new units to be able to open the wallet and take a PS5 home.

In addition to selling an impressive number of units, the PS5 was also the console that made the most money in its launch month.

PS5 sells more than Xbox Series X almost worldwide

US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 achieved the highest launch month unit and dollar sales for a video game hardware platform in US history. The records were previously held by the PlayStation 4, which debuted in November 2013.

– Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) December 11, 2020

The NPD Group also adds that PlayStation 5 sold twice the number of Xbox Series X units in the USA, a market traditionally more oriented to the Microsoft console, even selling 7 times more than the most direct competition in Japan.

Although few PS5 exclusive games have been announced, titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the third best seller in November 2020 (behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin's Creed Valhalla) contributed to the success of new generation console from Sony.

The prolonged scarcity of stock also seems to have led more people to seek to secure a unit as soon as possible, helping to achieve this record.

Nintendo Switch was the console that sold most units in the US

US NPD HW – Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling hardware platform in units sold for a record 24 consecutive months.

– Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) December 11, 2020

We are experiencing a kind of new generation fever, but even so, Nintendo's console continues to lead the top of the most sold consoles in the USA, for the 24th consecutive month.

This is due to its more affordable price, and a catalog of games capable of pleasing children and adults, consequently attracting a greater number of people.

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