The NPD Group released its latest monthly report, this one covering the January 2021 period, and the Nintendo Switch and Call of Duty had a big month to help lift up the overall US gaming industry substantially.
Total spending on games, hardware, and accessories reached $4.7 billion, up 42% year-over-year, and representing the biggest revenue in any January since NPD began.
For hardware, the Nintendo Switch was once again the top-selling platform based on units sold, reaching the highest of any console–Nintendo or otherwise–since the Nintendo Wii in January 2010. The PS5, however, drove the most spending in terms of dollars due to its more expensive price point. It reached the highest dollar since for a January month since the Wii in January 2009.
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