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937k < Switch < 985k
473k < PS5
234k < XBS < 330k

Official NPD:

State of the market

March 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories reached a March record $5.6 billion, 18% higher when compared to a year ago. First quarter consumer spending totaled $14.9 billion, 30% higher than 2020's first quarter.


March video game hardware dollar sales were 47% higher than a year ago, at a March record $680 million. The previous high of $552 million was set in March 2008. Year-to-date hardware spending totaled $1.4 billion, an increase of 81% compared to a year ago.

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars during the month of March. In the first quarter, Nintendo Switch was the unit sales leader while PlayStation 5 ranked first in hardware dollar sales.

PlayStation 5 is the fastest selling console in U.S. history 
in both unit and dollar sales (lifetime sales with five months on the market).


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
 returned to the top of the monthly best-sellers chart in March. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was also the best-selling title of both the first quarter as well as the 12-month period ending March.

Monster Hunter: Rise debuted as March's 2nd best-seller, while also ranking 1st on Switch. With just one month on the market, lifetime dollar sales of Monster Hunter: Rise rank 2nd amongst all Monster Hunter franchise releases, trailing only Monster Hunter: World.

Outriders launched as the 3rd best-selling game of March. Outriders ranked as the #3 best-selling game on both Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

Mario Kart 8 placed 6th on the March 2021 best-sellers chart. Mario Kart 8 is the best-selling racing genre video game in U.S. history.

The March launch of the Switch version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time helped the title rise to #15 on the March best-sellers chart after placing 65th in February.

Software charts


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Last edited by Ryng - on 30 April 2021