Despite console shortages, PlayStation 5 It is currently one of the most popular consoles. Thus, a new report from the NPD Group, an organization responsible for recording sales of video games and consoles in the United States, revealed that the PS5 became the most successful platform in the country in the first half of the year.
According to data shared by NPD Group member Matt Piscatella, the PS5 became the console that made the most money in June, as well as the first half of 2022. Although no number is given precisely, It is noted that the sales growth percentage over last year reached double digits last month.
“PlayStation 5 sold the most dollars among video game hardware platforms in June and the first half of calendar 2022, while the Switch led in both unit sales.
PlayStation 5 June dollar sales increased by a double-digit percentage from a year ago.
US NPD HW – June PlayStation 5 sales were up a double-digit percentage from a year ago.
— Matt Piscatella (@MattPiscatella) July 15, 2022
While the PS5 was the console that made the most money in the first half of the year and in June, It was the Nintendo Switch that positioned itself as the best-selling piece of hardware during these two periods. Considering the PS5 costs $499, and the Switch costs $299, that’s not too surprising.
Now we just have to see how these two consoles perform, as well as the Xbox Series X|S, in the second half of the year. In related matters, PlayStation started a rewards program for users. Similarly, does PlayStation Star offer us NFT?
Undoubtedly, sales are increasing. Although the generation started off a little slow, things slowly returned to their normal routine. It will be interesting to see if the PS5 can outperform the PS4, something that could be a problem if pandemic issues continue to affect console production.
By: Matt Piscatella.