PS5 Currently Fastest Selling Hardware Platform in U.S. History, DualSense Leading All Dollar Sales for Accessories

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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!

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).
Additionally, the DualSense (PS5 controller) is also doing really well, with it leading in accessories sales for dollar amount in the U.S. in both last month and all year thus far.
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.
For those curious as to which games were charting big in February for PlayStation (among other platforms), you can have a look below.
Top selling software for February 2021
Year-to-date software sales for 2021

Nintendo Switch best sellers for February 2021  
Xbox best sellers for February 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!

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