In recent years, the launch of new consoles has been an important event for video game lovers. However, the global pandemic has caused some problems in the production and distribution of these consoles, which has slowed down the pace of sales. Despite this, PlayStation 5 has broken a sales record in the United States that used to be held by the PlayStation 2, the best-selling console in history.
According to Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, PlayStation 5 has been a great success in February 2023 in the United States. In fact, it was the main responsible for the 68% annual growth in the sale of consoles. Among all consoles, PlayStation 5 was the best seller in terms of units sold and revenue generated during February 2023.
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Piscatella’s figures indicate that the PlayStation 5 broke the record for PlayStation’s best-selling console, previously held by the PlayStation 2 since February 2005, when it sold 533,000 units. Although the exact number of PlayStation 5 units sold in February 2023 was not revealed, it can be estimated that the console sold more than half a million units in the United States during that month.
For an individual PlayStation platform yes.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 29, 2023
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Why was the PlayStation 5 able to break the PS2 record?
There are several factors that explain the success of the PlayStation 5 in February 2023 in the United States. First of all, console availability has gradually improved, allowing people who have been waiting to buy it since its release to finally get it.
In addition, the success of the HBO television series The Last of Us surely motivated many to buy the console. This is especially true when you consider that sales of The Last of Us games, The Last of Us: Part I and The Last of Us: Part II, skyrocketed last month.
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