Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4, Xbox One In US August Sales
Today the NPD Group published its monthly report for August 2017 sales in the US, and on the hardware front, the Nintendo Switch secured the cake. This month in the US, Nintendo’s hybrid console was the top-selling system. The Switch has been the top-selling system in four of the six months after its release in March, alone defeated by the PlayStation 4 in May and June.
Confirmed by the NPD data, on annual basis, the PS4 continued to be the top-selling console in the United States. The group does not publish definite sales number, thus we have no idea about Nintendo’s margin of success this month.
In general, hardware spending in the US for August 2017 descended 6 percent, falling to $168 million. This month there were “declines” in the sales of old-generation console’s as well as Xbox One, which the NPD Group observed offset the benefits that the console aided drive.
The NPD Group stated “year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion. Consumers spending on Nintendo Switch and Plug N Play devices such as the NES Classic are providing growth.”
The NPA Group launched the top-selling list of games for the United State in August; EA’s Madden NFL 18 was the top-selling game of the month.