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If you want to buy a new video game console in 2022, you already know that they are in short supply. The Nintendo Switch and the Xbox Series S are generally available throughout the US, but it's a little harder to get something more powerful.

Microsoft's consoles led in terms of availability between the Xbox Series S remaining in stock consistently and the increasingly obtainable Xbox Series X.

This is the most total Xbox units sold in March since 2011

US NPD PREMIUM GAMES - Elden Ring repeated as the best-selling game of the month, as dollar sales experienced double-digit percentage dollar sales growth compared to its Feb 2022 launch. Elden Ring ranked first in dollar sales among tracked titles across PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

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Nintendo's convertible game system still sold the most units for both periods, but higher Xbox prices and the lack of a PS5 supply combined to snap a streak of either.

Hardware sales were $515 million in March, down 24 percent from the previous year, and $1.2 billion in the first quarter, down 15 percent. Despite that, this is the best March result for Xbox hardware sales in a long time, with the most total units sold since March 2011, and the most revenue for March since 2014, just a few months after the release of the Xbox One.

Elden Ring was the top-selling game in March.