[United States] Nintendo Switch: some sales data for December, 2018

This week, the NPD shared its latest report on video games sales in the United States. As expected, the Nintendo Switch is doing pretty well in the country, as confirmed by data shared by Nintendo (via the NPD).

In December, the Nintendo Switch was not only the most successful console, it also sold more than the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One combined. Granted, both consoles are pretty “old” by now, but that’s still quite the feat. Apparently, the Nintendo Switch sold 125% more than the PlayStation 4, and 92% more than the Xbox One.

In fact, the console sold so well, its December was the biggest month ever for a current-gen platform (by units). The console generated the most revenue in a month since the Wii in December 2009, and sold the most units for a single platform since December 2010.

In 2018, the Nintendo Switch sold 5.6 million units, which is 16% more than in 2017, and brings total sales to 10.5 million units in the United States alone. It was not only the best-selling platform in both units and dollars, but also the highest annual total sales for any platform since the PlayStation 4 in 2015.

And that’s not all: launch aligned, the console has sold 22% more than the PlayStation 4, and 34% more than the Xbox One.

In December alone, Nintendo’s market share was 55% for Hardware, with 2.8 million units sold across all platforms (Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, NES and SNES Classicsp), which is 9% more than last year (not bad given how much Nintendo 3DS sales have collapsed, and the SNES Classic launch in 2017). Nintendo Switch sales alone increased by 18%.

Total Hardware sales in December topped 5.16 million units, with 1/3 from the Nintendo Switch alone.

Source: NPD / Nintendo
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