Something ultimately dethroned the Nintendo Switch as the top-selling console in the United States for a month. Taking first place in the NPD rankings, the PS5 topped Switch sales to become the top-selling console for September 2021, ending a 33-month streak for Nintendo’s hybrid handheld console. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared the results via the September 2021 NPD report, which highlights that the PlayStation 5 ranks first for dollar sales and units sold. The last time a console sold more units than the Switch was in November 2018, when the PS4 was at the top of the charts.

Piscatella also pointed out in multiple responses that the PS5’s lead may have as much to do with simple supply as anything right now, and that she could have won the month simply because Sony was able to power more consoles. in the market than Nintendo. After all, Nintendo was gearing up to launch the Switch OLED in October, which many believe will see Nintendo back to number one in this month’s NPD report.

He also pointed out that video game markets can be unpredictable and chaotic at the best of times, but right now everything is so chaotic that “everyone knows nobody really knows what’s going to happen next.”

Elsewhere in the charts, software has seen sports games take the top spots, with Madden NFL 22, FIFA 22, and NBA 2K22 ranks among the top three PlayStation games for September 2021, as well as the top three for all platforms. Death loop and Tales of the Ascension took the next places on the PlayStation roster, while Diablo II: Risen also won a place. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War dropped a few notches as the next title approached, but still managed to place ninth for the month.

Of course, looking at the year-to-date and the 12-month rolling period ending in September 2021, Black Ops Cold War happily sat at the top of the charts. Only the next one is expected Call of Duty Title, Avant-garde, will dethrone him. Avant-garde launch on November 5.

The PS5 has already won the crown in terms of dollars sold, but this is the first time the console has reached the top of the NPD rankings with units, although it is once again noted that supply constraints keep the sales figures firmly in the supply of every business. to put on the market every month. Still, it’s impressive that the PS5 has managed to dethrone the Switch as the top-selling console after nearly three years of Nintendo taking that top spot, even though the title is expected to return next month.