State of the marketOctober 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories grew 16% vs YA, reaching an October record $4.4 billion. Year-to-date consumer spending reached $46.7 billion, gaining 12% when compared to the same period in 2020.US NPD HW - October video game hardware dollar sales increased 82% when compared to October 2020, to $472 million. Year-to-date hardware spending has increased 53% when compared to the same period a year ago, reaching $3.9 billion.HardwareSwitch was the best-selling hardware platform of October in both units and dollars, aided by the launch of the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model. PlayStation 5 remains the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 year-to-date in dollars, while Nintendo Switch leads in units.“After 12 months in market, combined units of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series are flat when compared to the same number of months for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” said Piscatella. From GamesBeat https://venturebeat....pd-switch-oled/SoftwareFar Cry 6 debuted as October's best-selling game, instantly becoming the 8th best-selling game of 2021 to date. Far Cry 6 ranked 1st on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms in October.Back 4 Blood was October's #2 best-selling game, also ranking 2nd on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms.Metroid: Dread debuted as October's #3 best-selling game, while also ranking 1st on Switch. Metroid: Dread achieved the highest launch month sales of any Metroid franchise release in tracked history. Launch month physical dollar sales of Metroid: Dread nearly doubled those of the previous franchise best, Metroid: Prime.