In January, with the increase in hardware and software sales, accessory sales also increased. According to a report by a research company called NPD Group, game accessory sales hit a record high of $222 million in the first month of 2021.
Speaking about the record, NPD analyst Mat Piscatello said that “spending on video game accessories has reached $222 million. This figure is 73 per cent higher than a year ago.”
Best-selling accessory of January: PS5 DualSense
Gaming accessories such as controllers, steering and headphones hit a record high in January, reaching sales altitudes more than any other category. This record is thought to be due to the increase in demand for peripherals due to the current pandemic.
As a result of the research, it is stated that the best-selling accessory of January is the PS5 DualSense. On the headset side, on the other hand, the best-selling accessory was the PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless White Headset.
In addition, if this trend towards gaming accessories continues, it is expected that there will be problems at the point of hardware supply by the end of 2021.