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The PlayStation 5 is now the fastest-selling console in US history.

The PlayStation 5 is now the fastest-selling console in US history.

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling game console in US history in terms of unit and dollar sales, according to the retail analyst firm. NPD Group So if you’ve been struggling to have one since it launched in November, Real estate agents It may not be entirely to blame.

This success is particularly noticeable in light of Sony’s difficulties in meeting demand. between Chip shortage worldwide This is where supply chains and retailers sell out almost immediately, partly due to problems with Real estate agents And the RobotsAnd the Buying a PS5 became a nightmare.

The NPD Group CEO, Matt Pescatella also revealed on FridayThe PS5 sold more units than any other console sold in the United States in the first five months Last monthAnd the he is He said that The PS5 set the record for the “Fastest Selling Hardware Platform” in US history in total dollar sales.

Piscatella did not share the exact sales figures, but he did note that consumer spending on video games has increased so far this year. In the first quarter of 2021, Americans spent $ 14.9 billion on game consoles, content, and accessories, a 30% increase over the first quarter of 2020. The Nintendo Switch also performs very well, topping the charts as the best-selling console in units like as well as Sales in March are in dollars.

While rival Sony and Microsoft are keeping quiet about specific sales numbers for their next-generation consoles, Sony noted in its report. Quarterly sales report That the PS5 sold 4.5 million units worldwide in 2020 alone. In FebruarySony CFO Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki claimed the company is on track to sell more than 7.6 million PS5 units by the end of March, and aims to sell more than 14.8 million PS5 units by the end of March. Next year at this time

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