Nintendo Switch

NPD: The Nintendo Switch Was January’s “Best-Selling Platform In Unit Sales”

We’ve already reported on NPD’s latest software data, but there was also data released in regards to hardware sales. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says that hardware had a very successful month. Although the Playstation 4 “topped dollar sales”, the Switch was January’s best-selling platform “in unit sales”. Here is what Piscatella said about the sales in full:

”Hardware spending in January 2018 grew 119 percent when compared to year ago, to $278 million. Spending gains were driven by Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 hardware sales growth. PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One all performed well in the month of January. In dollar sales, the gap between the top-selling platform and the third best-selling was only 3 percent. Nintendo Switch was the month’s best-selling platform in Unit sales, while PlayStation 4 topped dollar sales. Xbox One dollar and unit sales in January 2018 are the highest achieved for the platform in a January month.”




  1. What’s impressive is that was a month to where the Switch had no major releases and it still beat out the PS4 and Xbox One. I think it’s safe to assume that the Switch will win February also. The Switch is just a glorious beast that’s all there is to it

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    1. My apologies for that mistaken identity, Paid. You’re truly one of the coolest individuals at MNN.

      Back to topic– You’re not the only who’s impressed at the Switch being the best selling system last month. Look forward to what’s coming up later this year.


    2. ||We did the same at launch, we are creating victories where there should not be…||

      ||Leave luck to heaven…||


  2. If we’re considering Switch an 8th gen system, it still has a ways to go to catch up to PS4. That said, it’s doing pretty good so far since it’s passed the Wii “Fail” U sales. It’ll be catching up to Xbox One soon enough… maybe… Hell I don’t know! Microsoft is too chickenshit to give out total sales of the system as they gave up releasing total sales back in November 2014, a year after the system released. (It was 10m in November 2014. I’d say it’s probably at around 20-30m by now.) *checks VGChartz* According to it, Xbox One is at 36.48m.


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