Super Mario 3D World + Bowers Fury was the best-selling game in February 2021, and Switch was once again the dominant console.
The· NPD February 2021 With the release of the report, total industry spending reached a record $ 4.6 billion, up 35% from February 2020. Year-to-date spending totaled $ 9.3 billion, an increase of 39% over the previous year.
hardware Dollar sales were $ 406 million, up 121% year-on-year. This is the highest amount in February since the $ 468 million accumulated in February 2011. Year-to-date hardware spending totaled $ 724 million, an increase of 130% over the previous year.
Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in terms of both unit numbers and value this month. February Nintendo Switch hardware sales and value were the highest on any hardware platform in February since the Nintendo Wii in February 2009.
Lifetime sales of Nintendo Switch hardware outpace Nintendo DS sales, making Switch Nintendo the second-selling platform in the United States. While Nintendo Wii is number one, Switch is currently the seventh-selling hardware platform in terms of lifetime sales in US dollars.
PlayStation 5 was the second-selling hardware platform in terms of both unit sales and sales. It is currently the best-selling hardware platform in US history in terms of total sales, four months after it hit the market.
To software, Super Mario 3D World + Bowers Fury debuted as this month’s best-selling game. This is currently the second best-selling game since the beginning of 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is No. 2 on the software chart, and Persona 5 Strikers debuted at No. 3. Little Nightmares 2 debuted as the 6th best-selling game in February, becoming the 5th best-selling game on the Xbox platform and the 10th best-selling game on the PlayStation.
The best-selling games for February are listed above. The best-selling games on individual consoles can be found in the gallery.
Spending on video games Accessories That month totaled $ 195 million, an increase of 41% over the previous year. The gamepad, headset / headphones, and steering wheel segments all set new sales records in February.
The PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller White is this month’s best-selling accessory and a year-to-date leader.