Sony’s PlayStation 5 was the United States’ best-selling console in January 2022, the NPD Group has announced.
In the analyst group’s latest data it has been revealed that the PS5 was the best-selling hardware platform in January in both units sold and dollars made.
The Xbox Series X/S placed second in both categories, though the two consoles’ combined front pushed overall hardware sales to the second highest January on record at $390 million, an increase of 22% from January 2021.
The January with the highest figures to date was in 2009, back when the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 had been on the market for a few years.
Despite the huge hardware sales this January, however, spending across game hardware, content, and accessories declined 2% compared to January 2021.
Software sales saw Pokémon Legends: Arceus take the top spot, followed by Call of Duty: Vanguard, Monster Hunter: Rise, Madden NFL 22, and God of War in fifth place.
Both Monster Hunter: Rise and God of War saw massive spikes in sales due to their Steam releases as last month they were 94th and 146th best sellers respectively.
The PS5 has officially outsold the Nintendo Wii U as of February 2 as it hit 17.3 million sales over the holiday period.
The console also had a fantastic 2021, outselling the PS4 in its first fiscal year, breaking the Nintendo Switch’s 33-month streak at the top of US hardware sales, and being the fastest-selling console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales.
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