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Forums - Sales Discussion - September NPD 2021 thread

State of the market
Hardware was once again a primary driver of spending gains in September, increasing 49% compared to a year ago. Mobile and Subscription offset declines across other segments to keep content spending flat versus a year ago.

US NPD HW - September video game hardware dollar sales increased 49% when compared to September 2020, to $412 million. Year-to-date hardware spending has also gained 49% when compared to the same period a year ago, totaling $3.4 billion.


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.

September 2021 snaps the remarkable 33 consecutive month streak that Nintendo Switch was the market's leading platform in hardware unit sales. November 2018 was the last month a platform other than Nintendo Switch led the market in unit sales (PlayStation 4).


Madden NFL 22 repeated as the best-selling game of the month. It now ranks as the #2 best-selling game of 2021 year-to-date, and is the 4th best-selling title of the 12 month period ending September 2021. Madden NFL 22 led on both PlayStation and Xbox.

Tales of Arise set a new launch month dollar sales record for any Tales Of franchise release. Tales of Arise ranked as the 4th best-selling game of September 2021.

Life is Strange: True Colors launched as September's #10 best-selling game. Life is Strange: True Colors generated the highest launch month dollar sales for any Life is Strange title to date.

WarioWare: Get It Together debuted as the 15th overall best-selling game of Sept, while also ranking 2nd on Switch. WarioWare: Get It Together achieved the highest launch month sales for a WarioWare franchise release since WarioWare Smooth Moves in January 2007.


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Last edited by Ryng - on 19 October 2021

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[NSW] 400k
[PS5] 450k
[XBS] 280k

[NSW] 375K
[PS5] 425K
[XBS] 225K

Seems like PS5 will break Switch's streak this month

[NSW] 380k-400k
[PS5] 350k-380k
[XBS] 240k-260k

Zanark best Inazuma Eleven pg

[NSW] 360k-400k
[PS5] 360k-400k
[XBS] 290k

This will be interesting.

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Ryng said:

[NSW] 400k
[PS5] 450k
[XBS] 280k

So the Oled and Metroid Dread zero impact??

34 years playing games.


Teriol said:
Ryng said:

[NSW] 400k
[PS5] 450k
[XBS] 280k

So the Oled and Metroid Dread zero impact??

This is for September.


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If PS5 takes one month this year this is the one to do it.

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[NSW] 330k
[PS5] 300k
[XBS] 270k