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Forums - Sales Discussion - February NPD 2021: Switch~614k, PS5 ~300K, XBS <175k

LEAKS:

Switch ~614k
PS5 = 288k-307k

XBS < 175k

OFFICIAL NPD:

State of the market

February 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories reached a February record $4.6B35 percent higher when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date spending totaled $9.3B39 percent higher than the same period in 2020.

Hardware

Monthly sales of video game hardware increased 121% when compared to February 2020, to $406M. This is the highest total for a February month since the $468M reached in February 2011. YTD HW spending totaled $725M, an increase of 130% compared to a year ago.

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars in February. Unit and dollar sales of Nintendo Switch hardware in February were the highest for any hardware platform in a February month since the Nintendo Wii in Feburary 2009.

Total lifetime dollar sales of Switch hardware now exceed the Nintendo DS, making Switch Nintendo's 2nd best-selling platform in U.S. tracked history (Nintendo Wii ranks first). Switch is currently the 7th best-selling hardware platform in lifetime U.S. dollar sales.

PlayStation 5 ranked as the 2nd best-selling hardware platform in February in both unit and dollar sales. PlayStation 5 is currently the fastest selling hardware platform in U.S. history (total dollar sales after 4 months in market).


Content

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury debuts as the best-selling game of February. The title also ranks as the 2nd best-selling game of 2021 year-to-date, despite the lack of digital sales tracking for Nintendo published titles.

Little Nighmares II launched as the 6th best-selling game of February. Little Nightmares II ranked as the 5th best-selling game on Xbox platforms, while placing 10th on PlayStation.

Software charts

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Last edited by Ryng - on 24 March 2021

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PS5 second place with limited stock in USA is amazing, Brand power in Playstation is scary, Microsoft with lmited stock and selling great, I think these 2 need to stock above 25 million a year and 20 million a year respectively.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

I just hope Nintendo maintains momentum. Nintendo is going to need some heavy hitters throughout the second half of the year.



A bit surprised Little Nightmares II managed to make such a good debut for what's considered a "niche" horror-platformer game in the US. Even managed to top in the Xbox charts ...

Also was there no charts specific for the Switch ?



Switch Friend Code : 3905-6122-2909 

3D World took the top spot without any digital sales included. That is fairly impressive. Also 613k-753k for Switch is hella impressive, even on the low end.



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