The analysts of the NPD Group have published the sales data for video game hardware of the month of September within the United States.

The data of the market research institute shows that the sales generated by hardware sales increased by full 49 percent compared to September of the previous year. Hardware spending since the beginning of the year was also increased by 49 percent and are therefore currently 3.4 billion US dollars.

For the first time since December 2018, Nintendos Switch does not stand in one of the best-selling consoles within one month. The throne snaps in September Sony s Playstation 5, which can sign both most sales and the highest sales. Previously, the Nintendo Switch had led the sales charts a total of 33 months.

In view of the entire year 2021, the PlayStation 5 managed to generate the highest turnover, while the Nintendo Switch can record the most sold units for the current time.

While the total expenditure for gaming content (including subscriptions and cloud gaming) remain unchanged with $ 3.78 billion compared to the previous year, expenses for gaming accessories fell 12 percent to 171 million US dollars in September. Since the beginning of the year, the accessory sales increased by 9 percent to 1.8 billion US dollars.