PlayStation 5 Was November’s Best-Selling Console In The US

The PlayStation 5 has seen massive improvements in stocks across the US in recent months.

The PlayStation 5 has aged pleasantly well, considering the hindrances it faced during the first two years. The next-gen console became a target of ostensibly low stocks and silicone chip shortages, which resulted in a decline in availability and sales. Despite the hiccups, the PS5 has recently continued to loom over its rivals.

For instance, the stellar console was November’s best-selling hardware platform in the United States, as revealed by Mat Piscatella, the Executive Director, Video Games at The NPD Group.

The detailed LinkedIn post highlights that the PS5 has outranked other consoles like the mentioned Nintendo Switch in the United States. No exact numbers are listed, but the newly-published data is worth analyzing.

Major Takeaway

  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 has gained the title of the best-selling console in the US for the last month.
  • The PS5 overshadows its opponents, standing at the top spot regarding volume and revenue sales.
  • The Nintendo Switch held on to its second spot concerning the unit and dollar sales.
  • PlayStation 5 retained its title as the best-selling console of 2022 in year-to-date dollar sales in contrast to Nintendo Switch, which stood ahead in units.
  • The accessories spending also saw a 10% increase, with the PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller Galactic Purple selling the most in dollar sales.

Mat Piscatella details the data for the last month, revealing that the PS5 dominated November in terms of both unit and dollar sales. Nintendo’s 5-year-old portable, the Switch, gained the second spot in both regards. There is no direct mention of the Xbox Series family, but they appear to be in third place out of the discussed hardware.

Moreover, the PlayStation 5 ranks as the best-selling console of 2022 in year-to-date dollar sales. The Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, treaded ahead in terms of most units sold.

The PlayStation 5-related accessories also witnessed significant growth, a 10 percent rise in sales compared to last year. Mat articulated the example of the PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller Galactic Purple, which was the best-selling peripheral the previous month in dollar sales.

Many aspects have resulted in the extended performance of PlayStation 5 during the last month. For instance, the PS5 has seen staggering improvements in stocks, which played a prominent role in bumping up console sales to a new high.

Like, the PS5 volume rose by a significant 45% increase compared to last year to $1.3 billion. The notable 45% growth was because of the improved PlayStation 5 shipment to the United States in the second half of 2022.

The last few months have shown fruitful results for the next-gen PlayStation 5 console. The PS5 has become more readily obtainable, thanks to the stock issue finally being resolved in the second half of 2022. Because of more availability in retail and online stores, the PlayStation 5 has seen a massive increase in global sales.

The PlayStation 5 stocks have seen improvements in regions like Germany, Japan, and all over Asia. Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, made it clear recently that the supply chain issues have been resolved in Japan and the Asian markets.

Additionally, Jim promised to deliver PS5s to “many customers in Japan and Asia from this year-end shopping season to 2023.” Furthermore, the CEO also asked the fans to forgive all the problems caused by the stock issues.

The same appears to be the case in the west as the lack of supply is nearly forgotten in the western parts like the US and the UK. A slew of PlayStation 5 consoles is being loaded on the shelves in local retail stores and online markets. We can expect these issues to end fully by next year; the PS5 sales ought to break new milestones.

What are your thoughts about PlayStation 5 again stealing the top spot in the US as the best-selling console last month? Do you think Sony’s recent release of prominent games like the God of War Ragnarok has significantly boosted PS5 sales? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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