While still prone to a shortage of components, the PS5 becomes the fastest-selling console in the US.
We have known for a while, the PS5 is on the lips and in the hearts of many on this planet. Since its release in November 2020, the latest generation console from Sony has experienced an unprecedented wave of demands, so much so that the console is still currently hit by the shortage. In the United States, the PS5 just broke a new sales record, propelling it to number one among the fastest-selling consoles. She thus dethroned the Nintendo Switch, released in March 2017. This takes into account sales figures in dollars as well as the number of units sold since the console’s release. In just 5 months of existence, the PS5 has therefore sold more units and made more money than the Switch, 5 months after its launch.
US NPD Spend Trend – Monthly sales are now comparable to year ago periods that were impacted by pandemic-driven consumer spending increases. March 2021 gains in hardware, accessory and content sales (particularly Mobile) pushed the market to growth despite the elevated comp. pic.twitter.com/qVBHSLByie
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In early 2021, Jim Ryan returned to the console’s extraordinary sales figures. Indeed, the PS5 had already sold more than 4.5 million copies across the world in just two months. Then, in February, Sony revealed that the PS5 was on track for 7.6 million sales by the end of March. The company also said that launch sales of the PS5 had far surpassed sales of the PS4 at launch.
At the same time, even if the PS5 dethroned it from the first place, the Nintendo Switch continues to sell extremely well, it also having experienced a resurgence in sales thanks to the pandemic and especially to the release of the game. Animal Crossing New Horizons in March 2020. A year later, in March of this year, the console was also the best-selling hardware platform in the United States in terms of profits and units. In addition, a Nintendo Switch Pro may well boost Nintendo sales by the end of the year.
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