Earlier this week, NPD predicted that the Switch would be the best selling console this holiday season in the US.
The device seems to be in high demand – with households expected to pick up “lots” of units in the fourth quarter. Adding to this is the lack of available inventory of new PlayStation and Xbox systems, which will leave the Switch as an enticing and “available” option.
If you are not yet convinced that the success of the Switch will succeed, in addition to this, it has now been highlighted that the hybrid system is the best-selling hardware console in this location for 22 consecutive months straight. That date until December 2018, around the time Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released.
It seems to be really a new record as well. The former record holder is Microsoft’s console, the Xbox 360 – which has been the best-selling console for 21 months (August 2011 – April 2013).
NPD industry analyst Mat Piscatella recorded how “Switch is selling at or above levels never before seen in the US.” So far, Switch has sold more than 62 million units. worldwide and back in August, it surpassed sales throughout the NES.
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