According to The Verge, retail sales trackers at NPD Group say console sales in November fell 38% to $883 million from the same period last year, when PlayStation and the newly launched Xbox.
Game console sales statistics for November 2021
That drop comes at a time when many players are still hunting for devices intensely. In November, the Switch still dominated sales, and overall data shows that new and old versions sold 1.13 million units last month, with 550,000 units sold during the week of Black Friday and Thanksgiving. The Switch has topped the sales charts for 35 of the past 36 months.
Sony and Microsoft don’t disclose detailed sales data, but NPD analyst Mat Piscatella confirmed that the Xbox Series line came in second in terms of sales. The regular and prolonged availability of Xbox Series S (a device with a modest configuration and lower price) explained the second position of Microsoft’s home gaming device in November. That also suggested. for those interested in a new generation of consoles with a reasonable choice, given the lack of chips that limit supply.