PlayStation 5 Breaks Record for Highest Console Launch Month in the US

PlayStation 5 Breaks Record for Highest Console Launch Month in the US

The PlayStation 5 has broken several records since its launch last month, including having the highest console launch since the PS4 in 2013.

According to NPD’s stats for November, the PlayStation 5 broke several records, including having the highest console launch month in the US.

“PlayStation 5 achieved the highest launch month unit and dollar sales for a video game hardware platform in U.S. history,” said NPD’s Matt Piscatella on Twitter. “The records were previously held by the PlayStation 4, which debuted in November 2013.”

While the PlayStation 5 was the highest-selling console in terms of dollar sales, the Nintendo Switch still reigned supreme with the most units sold. As Piscatella points out, $7 billion dollars was spent on gaming across hardware, software, and accessories. This is a 35 percent increase compared to last year. On just hardware, $4 billion dollars was spent, which is 34 percent higher than last year. This crazy amount of growth is thanks to the launches of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Besides the PS5’s sales, Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the third best-selling game of the month. It’s also the second best-selling superhero game, just behind 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man. In addition to the PS5 and Miles Morales, the DualSense controller was the highest-selling console accessory. It’s gone onto become the best-selling gamepad in history in terms of dollar sales and launch month units sold. You can check out a list below of the top-selling games for November.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
  2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
  4. Madden NFL 21 (EA)
  5. NBA 2K21 (Take-Two Interactive)
  6. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo)
  7. Watch Dogs: Legions (Ubisoft)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
  9. FIFA 21 (EA)
  10. Demon’s Souls (Sony)
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
  12. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
  13. Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo)
  15. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo)
  16. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Nintendo)
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  18. Marvel’s Avengers (Square-Enix Inc.)
  19. Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  20. Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)

The PlayStation 5 is available now worldwide. You can read our review of the console here. Stay tuned to DualShockers for more PS5 and next-gen news.