Nintendo Switch Revealed As The Best-Selling Console Of 2018

2018 was a fantastic year for Nintendo with some of the best games for the Nintendo Switch launching across the twelve months, and according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the Switch was actually the best-selling console of the year!

Piscatella has stated that not only is the console’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the fifth best-selling physical game of 2018, but also that the Switch was “the year’s best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars.”



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The console also had “the highest December month hardware dollar sales for a single platform since the Nintendo Wii in December 2009, and achieved the highest December unit sales for a single platform since December 2010.”

A round of applause for Nintendo, please!

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The Switch has officially had the best annual hardware performance for a home console since the PlayStation 4 launched way back in 2015.

The proverbial ‘console wars’ are pretty much tied between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, with people rarely giving the likes of Nintendo a second thought.


The gaming giants of Microsoft and Sony are often credited for releasing highly-powerful consoles that dominate the market, but the fastest selling console of this generation isn’t either of them.

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According to The NPD Group (via BusinessWire), over 8.7 million Nintendo Switches have been sold from its launch in March 2017 to November 2018.

The huge sales numbers in the US absolutely trump the figures of Sony and Microsoft, making the Nintendo Switch the fastest-selling console of this gen.

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