Earlier this week, the NPDA predicted that the switch would hit U.S. Will be the best-selling console this holiday season.
The device is clearly in more demand – with the expectation of creating “multiple” units in homes in the fourth quarter. Adding to this is the lack of available inventory of new PlayStation and Xbox systems, which would leave the switch as an attractive and “available” option.
If you weren’t already convinced that the success of the Switch is about to continue, in addition, it has now been revealed that the hybrid system has been the best-selling console hardware in this space for 22 consecutive months. Around that time, December 2018 is all the way Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was published.
Looks like this is actually a new record too. The previous record holder was the Micro .ft console, the Xbox 360 – the best-selling console for 21 months (August 2011 – April 2013).
Matt Pistella, NPD’s industry analyst, notes that the switch “sells at levels never seen before or in the US”. To date, the Switch has sold more than 62 million units worldwide and in August, it surpassed NES lifetime sales.
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