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PS5 Sets New PlayStation Sales Record in the US in February

PS5 Sets New PlayStation Sales Record in the US in February - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2023 / 3,108 Views

The PlayStation 5 has set a new record for PlayStation consoles in the US in the month of February, according to Circana (formerly NPD) Executive Director and Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella. 

Piscatella in the February 2023 US sales report stated the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in terms of units sold and dollar sales. He noted growth in PS5 sales was the main reason for the growth in hardware revenue for the month, which was the highest it has been for a February month since 2009.

In a follow-up tweet Piscatella confirmed the PS5 set a new record for individual PlayStation platform sales for the month.

The PlayStation 5 had been dealing with stock shortages since it launched in November 2020, however, in the last few months stock has improved greatly. This has lead to sales growing several fold year-on-year.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 30 March 2023)

I hope the US Senators demand the USA government to explain why PS5 outsold Xbox Series.

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EricHiggin DonFerrari (on 30 March 2023)

Hardware production restraints. If only XB could get more units.
Too many Japanese parts with Japanese ties to companies. They better investigate.

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DonFerrari EricHiggin (on 31 March 2023)

I think people didn't understand you were joking.

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ConservagameR (on 30 March 2023)

Holy crap. This is pretty big news, considering it's February PS5 sales.

Holidays are going to be absolutely insane for PS5 if Sony can keep up with demand.

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JackHandy (on 29 March 2023)

What exactly does individual Playstation platform mean?

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Zippy6 JackHandy (on 29 March 2023)

Means individual console. So this might not be Sony's best February overall (likely a month with PS2+PS3+PSP combined) but it is the highest selling February ever for a single PlayStation Console.

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SanAndreasX JackHandy (on 29 March 2023)

A single Playstation platform, so they're saying that PS5 in February broke PS2's previous monthly records in 2005 on its own, without accounting for PSP. Also, Nintendo or Xbox 360 might have had better months than the 2005 PS2.

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DonFerrari SanAndreasX (on 30 March 2023)

It certainly would help us make the range for PS5, like P2<PS5<PS2+PSP

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EpicRandy (on 30 March 2023)

Many disagreed with me when I found the rumor of Sony setting themselves up to produce 30M system in 2023 very plausible and logical. Seems more and more realist. This is so crux to Sony's success and potential that when demands are through the roofs the benefits of dramatically increasing production will always far outweigh the risk of overshooting it.

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SanAndreasX EpicRandy (on 30 March 2023)

I could believe it.

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DonFerrari EpicRandy (on 31 March 2023)

I didn't believe because that was a number so much higher than anything they done before, but seems like you were right.

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