PlayStation 5 sales figures from September have let Sony reclaim its top spot from the Nintendo Switch as the world’s best-selling console.
Earlier this week, NPD analyst, Mat Piscatella, tweeted an analysis of sales volumes and profits for the PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch, showing a clear dominance of the former in 2021 year-to-date. However, that’s in terms of dollars, as the Nintendo Switch leads in units during the same period.
While the analysis shows that the PlayStation 5 generated $3.4 billion since the beginning of 2021 and sold 10 million units in just 248 days, Sony’s console sold more units. It made more money than any other console in the world during the month of September.
US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform of September in both units and dollars. PlayStation 5 is the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 year-to-date in dollars, while Nintendo Switch leads in units.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 18, 2021
The PlayStation 5 is also the fastest-selling console in American history, and the new record allows Sony to snatch back the top position from Nintendo three years after the Switch’s selling spree helped it surpass the PlayStation 4 at the end of 2018.
With numbers going up in all sectors of the industry, console sales in the U.S. increased by 49% in September this year compared to the same period a year ago. Still, Nintendo didn’t do a bad job, selling more Switch consoles as a whole across the year.
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