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    PS5 is now the fastest selling console in US history, both in units and dollars

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    O PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling video game hardware platform in US history, according to market research firm NPD Group .

    That's based on sales in units and dollars generated by Sony's console after five months of availability, NPD analyst Mat Piscatellas said Friday.

    The console previously held the record for dollar sales based on four months on the market.

    However, the limited-supply PS5 was only the second best-selling hardware platform in March, behind the Nintendo Switch in unit and dollar sales.

    Nintendo's console is now the best-selling console in the United States for a record 28 consecutive months based on units sold.

    Source: PlayStation
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    Hardware dollar sales reached a March record of $680 million, surpassing the previous high of $552 million set in March 2008.

    Total consumer spending on video game hardware, content and accessories last month also hit a March record of $5,6 billion.

    On the software front, in terms of dollar sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War returned to the top of the monthly bestsellers chart in March. It was also the best-selling title for the first quarter and the 12 months ending in March.

    Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise was the highest entry on the chart at No.2, and the game now only follows Monster Hunter World in terms of franchise dollar sales. Capcom .

    Fonte: NPD March 2021

    another release, Outriders, reached third place, having been ranked as the third best-selling game on consoles Xbox e PlayStation .

    The fifth best-selling game of March, launching November 2020, Spider-Man Miles Morales, has now surpassed sales of The Last of Us Part 2 e Ghost of Tsushima , which were released in June and July 2020, respectively.

    E Mario barth 8, which peaked at number 6 in March, also became the best-selling racing game in US history.

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