Nintendo Switch Was the Best-Selling Console in the US in April 2021

Hardware spending fell 30% year-over-year to to $296 million, while accessories fell 23% to $168 million.

Posted By | On 27th, May. 2021

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The NPD Group has released hardware sales data for the US for the month of April 2021 (via ResetEra), and the Nintendo Switch, as it generally tends to, has topped the charts once again. Nintendo’s hybrid platform was the best-selling console for the month in terms of both unit and dollar sales, and remains the US’ best-selling console for all of 2021 as well.

Hardware spending overall has seen a bit of a drop from April 2020. Total hardware spending for April 2021 fell 30% year over year to $296 million, though they were still 84% higher than the hardware spending for April of 2019. Meanwhile, total hardware dollar sales for 2021 currently stand at $1.7 billion, which is up 42%.

On the accessories front, total spending for April 2021 stands at $168 million, which is a 23% year over year drop. Year to date accessories spending is up 22% from the same period in 2020, with the figure currently standing at $885 million. The PS5’s DualSense controller was the best-selling accessory for April (and for all of 2021), with the PS5’s Pulse 3D Wireless Headset coming in at second.

Data for software sales in the US in April 2021 was also released. Read more on that through here.


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