PlayStation 5 Has Record-Breaking Console Sales in the US

Highest Console Launch Month Figures Since the PS4 

In case you haven’t heard, the PS5 is pretty cool–at least, we sure think so, even if we also agree it could use some work. And judging by these record-breaking sales figures, we’re not alone. NPD’s November stats announce that the PlayStation 5 broke several records, and among them was having the highest console launch month in the US. That last one is so noteworthy that the NPD’s Matt Piscatella started tweeting about it just to make sure the message was out there.

Having said that, while the PlayStation 5 was the highest-selling console in terms of dollar sales, the Nintendo Switch still sold the most units. A total of $7 billion was spent on gaming hardware, software, and accessories this year, which is 35 percent more than what was spent last year. Gamers spent $4 billion on hardware alone! That’s a lot of growth, and we’re pretty sure it can be laid at the feet of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Launches. That’s not all we have to say about the market, though. Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the third best-selling game of the month–and the second best-selling superhero game, period, just behind 2018’s original Marvel’s Spider-Man. Plus, the DualSense controller was the highest-selling console accessory, so Sony is doing just fine in these troubled times.

Want to know who else is on top of the charts? Check out this list of November’s top-selling games:

1) Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (Activision Blizzard)

2) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)

3) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)

4) Madden NFL 21 (EA)

5) NBA 2K21 (Take-Two Interactive)

6) Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo)

7) Watch Dogs: Legions (Ubisoft)

8) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)

9) FIFA 21 (EA)

10) Demon’s Souls (Sony)

11) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)

12) Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)

13) Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)

14) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo)

15) Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo)

16) Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Nintendo)

17) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

18) Marvel’s Avengers (Square-Enix Inc.)

19) Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros. Interactive)

20) Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)

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