Last year, Sony launched its next-generation gaming console — Sony PlayStation 5, starting with the United States and Japan in November, and later it was made available in more regions the same month.
Now, the Sony PS5 has officially become the fastest-selling console in US history. According to the analysis by NPD Group, the latest console tops the charts in terms of both units sold and “dollar sales” since its release five months ago.
NPD Executive Director Mat Piscatella said that the Nintendo Switch has become the highest-selling hardware platform in the first quarter of this year while the PlayStation 5 from Sony ranked the first in the United States in terms of sales value.
The data shows that the overall gaming hardware sales in the March of this year were 47 percent higher when compared to the same period last year, setting a record of $680 million. The total amount spent this year is $1.4 billion, representing an increase of 81 percent over the same period last year.
As for the latest PlayStation, Sony believes that as of 31st March 2022, the company can sell more than 12.8 million units of the PS5, exceeding the sales of the PS4 in the second year of its release.
Sony also led in terms of accessories sales, with the PS5 DualSense controller being the leading accessory in dollar sales for March and the first quarter of 2021.
In related news, the Japan-based company rolled out a new PS5 update earlier this week that enables extended storage for the console and One-Touch Play, which turns the TV on when the console is turned on. It also gives players the ability to see their controller’s battery percentage while charging, and 120Hz support for “some” 1080p/120 Hz PC monitors, allowing 120fps gameplay.
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