The new PlayStation is the fastest-selling console in history in the country, in terms of dollars raised.
Nintendo Switch continues to dominate in the U.S, although you should not rest on your laurels. This is reflected in the latest report of the NPD Group, referring to the sales of video games and consoles in the country during the month of February, which share in Games Industry. According to the agency, PlayStation 5 has become the fastest-selling console ever in the United States, in terms of dollars raised.
Switch signs the best month of February since 2009That is, no other previous console had achieved raise so much money of your sales as PS5 has done in its first 4 months of life. Even so, and given the lack of stock that still prevails around the world, Sony’s machine has had to settle for second place in the February sales in the United States. The best-selling console has been Nintendo Switch, once again, which also has several records: it is the best-selling console in a month of February since Nintendo Wii in 2009, both in the number of units sold and in the dollars collected from their sale.
As they point out on IGN, also based on NPD data, Nintendo Switch is already the second Nintendo console that it has made the most money in the US, second only to Wii. It is generally a February record for the industry in the country. Console and video game sales have generated $ 4.6 billion in revenue, 35% more than in the previous year; while the joint expenditure from January to February is 9.3 billion dollars, 39% more than in 2020. Let us remember that the first two months of 2020 did not yet experience that sales boom produced by the confinements.
Super Mario 3D World, the best seller of February
Nintendo does not offer digital sales dataIn terms of video game sales, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury has been the best-selling game of February in the country. And this, despite the fact that Nintendo does not release digital sales figures of its games, which implies that it has used only its physical sales to prevail over the rest of the titles on the market. The other highlights of the month are Persona 5 Strikers, which debuts as the third best-selling game, and Little Nightmares 2, which comes in sixth.
Has been a month of February with few news, and in fact, 6 of the games present in the Top 20, were also present in the same top of February 2020. In any case, we invite you to read on our website the analysis of Super Mario 3D World, as well as the criticism from Persona 5 Strikers, and our Little Nightmares 2 review; so that you know better all these proposals. And, without further ado, these were February’s Top 20 US Games:
February Top 20 in the US
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury *
- Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
- Persona 5 Strikers
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Madden NFL 21
- Little Nightmares 2
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe *
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons *
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- FIFA 21
- NBA 2K21 *
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate *
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars *
- Ring Fit Adventure
- Just Dance 2021
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild *
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising
* Does not include digital sales data.
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