The PS5 is undeniably a very commercially successful console: Sony’s game console managed to set a new sales record in the United States in March 2023, selling over 620,000 units. These sales were achieved thanks to a 32% increase compared to the same month last year, 2022.
However, independent analyst Pierre485 decided to analyze the PlayStation 5 sales results from more than a month ago, shared by Mat Piscatella of Circana (former NPD), highlighting a fact that went unnoticed by many: the PS5 managed to establish itself as Sony’s best-selling console in March in the US, surpassing the previous one. record held by the PSP.
And the PlayStation Portable managed to sell 620,000 consoles in March 2005, but given the record broken by the PlayStation 5, it’s logical to say that sales of the new Sony console exceed 620,000 units.
We’d also add that PS5 sales were the eighth-best March for a game console in the United States, with Nintendo consoles taking the top seven positions. Switching to other gaming machines instead, the Nintendo Switch is estimated to have sold around 310,000 units in March 2023 units, while the Xbox Series X|S would have sold around 270,000 units.
In conclusion, we recall that at the end of March 2023, 38.4 million units of the PlayStation 5 were sold.
PS5 sold over 620,000 units in March in the US• At least 32% up from 2022 • All-time record for PS brand, surpassing PSP in 2005 • 8th best console in March (1st–7th places). from Nintendo)
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