Nintendo Switch Was The Best Selling Console Once Again Last Month
The Switch has beat out the competition once again during the month of August. The hybrid console has outsold the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 more than once since it launced back in March.
“The Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling hardware platform,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March 2017.”
For the months that the Nintendo Switch was not topping the charts, the PlayStation 4 took its place at #1.
“Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the best-selling platform in both May and June,” said Piscatella. “Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to be the best-selling hardware platform year to date.”
Sure the Switch and PlayStation 4 are doing great, but the Xbox One sales are showing a drop as Microsoft is preparing to launch their Xbox One X system in early November.
“Year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion,” said Piscatella. “Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch and plug-‘n’-play devices, such as the NES Classic, are providing growth.”