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New US games sales data has revealed that the Switch's incredible streak as the country's best-selling console month after month has now come to an end.

For the first time in 33 months, a console other than Nintendo Switch topped the US charts in September. As reported by The NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, Sony's PlayStation 5 was September's best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollar sales.

In a series of tweets, Piscatella notes that November 2018 was the last time any console other than Switch led the market in unit sales, when the PS4 was still doing the business. Since then, Switch has led the way every single month.

In terms of US 2021 year-to-date statistics, the PS5 is the year's best-selling console in terms of dollars, but Switch still remains on top in terms of units sold (the difference here is explained by the two console's differering price points, with the PS5's retail price being significantly higher than Nintendo's machine).