The Cold War in Call of Duty: Black Ops returned to the top of the NPD list in March, and the Switch once again became the best-selling game console.
This NPD March 2021 The report has been released, and it found that total industry spending in March reached a record $5.6 billion, an increase of 18% from March 2020. The total expenditure in the first quarter was US$14.9 billion, an increase of 30% year-on-year.
Hardware dollar sales increased by 47% year-on-year, setting a record in March, reaching 680 million U.S. dollars, and in March 2008 it hit a record high of 552 million U.S. dollars.
Year-to-date hardware expenditures were US$1.4 billion, an increase of 81% year-on-year.
Nintendo Switch once again became the best-selling hardware in terms of units and price in March. In the first quarter, the Switch was the leader in unit sales, and the PlayStation 5 ranked first in hardware dollar sales.
The latter is the fastest-selling game console in American history and has been on the market for five months.
in software, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” Cold War returned to the top of the list in March. This game was also the best-selling game in the first quarter and the 12 months to the end of March.
“Monster Hunter: Rise” is the second best-selling game this month and the best-selling game on the Switch. The game’s lifetime sales rank second among all Monster Hunter series products, second only to Monster Hunter: World.
Outriders ranks third in the top 20 and is the third best-selling game on PlayStation and Xbox.
The first place in February, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Wrath, ranked fourth, followed by Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mario Kart 8, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Animal Crossing : New Horizons, Sol Mario 3D All-Star and Minecraft.
Crash Bandicoot 4: Switch released in March, the time has come. After ranking 65th in February, the title rose to 15th on the bestseller list.
The best-selling games of March can be found above. The best-selling games for each console can be found in the gallery.
Spend on Accessories It reached a record high of US$300 million in March, an increase of 26% year-on-year. In the first quarter, sales of accessories totaled US$717 million, an increase of 42% year-on-year.
PS5 DualSense wireless controller White once again became the main accessory for dollar sales this month and the first quarter.
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