The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella has revealed that the PS5 came out on top as the best-selling video game consoles in North America for October 2022.
Sony’s current-generation system was crowned number one in terms of unit and dollar sales, with the Xbox Series X/S coming in second place. Piscatella also noted that dollar sales of video game hardware were down 10% year-on-year, sitting at $424 million.
The news comes following confirmation that the PS5 had topped UK October 2022 hardware sales. Sony announced recently that the PS5 has now shipped 25 million units worldwide, although the console still continues to experience stock shortages.
Sony launched the PS5 in November 2020 in the US, UK, Europe and other major regions, with initial stock selling out fast. Due to the short of vital components brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic however, retailers struggled to restock the system, although things have improved considerably since.