The NPD group has revealed some new sales information, detailing the top performers for February along with a year-to-date update, and it looks like PS5 sales are red hot!
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Taking to Twitter today, Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor of the The NPD Group, Matt Piscatella confirmed that while not the best selling console of February, the PS5 is currently the faster selling platform in US history.
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).
US NPD ACCESSORIES – The PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller White led all accessories in dollar sales for the month of February, as well as 2021 year-to-date.
US NPD SW – February 2021 PlayStation Platforms Top 10 Best-Sellers pic.twitter.com/IrT8ZB6ciV— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
US NPD SW – February 2021 Top 20 Sellers pic.twitter.com/MA6lp8Dgsn— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
US NPD SW – 2021 Year-to-Date Top 10 Sellers pic.twitter.com/UjWehyrksQ— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
US NPD SW – February 2021 Nintendo Platforms Top 10 Best-Sellers pic.twitter.com/kIEiLZRczO— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
US NPD SW – February 2021 Xbox Platforms Top 10 Best-Sellers pic.twitter.com/RjCntQXOn7— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 12, 2021
Not a bad month for gaming overall, especially since the industry continues to set new records since the whole pandemic started. According to Matt, the industry broken a record for February of $4.6B in dollar amount. This is roughly a 39% increase over last year. Talk about impressive!