PS5 Had The Biggest Launch Month In US History

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S console sales helped set a new record for video game hardware sales according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Most notably, Sony’s PS5 achieved the highest launch month sales of a console in US history, topping the previous record help by PS4.

“Consumers spent a November record $1.4 billion on new video game hardware, an increase of 58% when versus a year ago,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella explained. “Growth was driven by the launches of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. Year-to-date hardware spending reached $4 billion, 34% higher than a year ago.”

The top-selling next-gen console of the month was the PS5, although both systems would likely have sold even more units if supply had been able to meet demand. The PS5 achieved the highest launch month for both unit and dollar sales for a video game hardware platform in US history, shattering the November 2013 record that had been held by the PS4.

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