USA gamers spend a new record in November 2020!
November has seen the biggest console launch in US history, yes, the mighty PS5. But an interesting thing to note here is that the most number of units sold in November in the US belongs to Switch.
All in all the US consumers spent $7 billion on gaming products in November alone, a new record for November, NPD affirms. NPD’s latest report suggests that there was an increase of 35% on gaming hardware, accessories, and content when compared to the previous year’s November. One of the obvious reasons was the launch of both next-gen consoles; PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Taking into consideration the hardware alone, the USA gamers spending jumped to 58% year-on-year to $1.4 billion with PS5 generating the most revenue.
Smashing all the previous records held by PS4, Sony’s device this year saw the biggest launch in US history in terms of both dollar sales and units sold.
Despite all the success, PS5 couldn’t beat Nintendo Switch when it came to the number of units sold. Switch is reigning supreme as the biggest selling platform every month for the past two years, an amazing feat that is.
Now let’s talk about software spending, the stats show that the spending on software rose to 32% year-on-year to $5.2 billion. Sitting at the top, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is both the best-selling game of November and the biggest launch game of 2020 yet.
Finally, in accessories we have Sony’s white DualSense controller enjoyed the biggest launch month sales for a gamepad. And the total spending rose to 8% year-on-year to $314 million.
This year November has seen a massive game spending frenzy in the US, USA gamers, and by the looks of it, game spending in the US will continue to rise in December as well.