We already discussed the software sales data that the NPD released today, but the NPD also had some things to say about the hardware. According to Mat Piscatella, “Hardware spending in August 2018 grew 28 percent when compared to a year ago, to $214 million. PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and Plug N Play devices such as the NES Classic Edition all posted year-on-year gains”.
Besides that, all 3 consoles had a general tie in sales for the month of August. In fact, the difference in sales of the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch was “less than 3 percent”. However, Nintendo did have something to cheer about. VentureBeat says that “Nintendo hardware sales are at their strongest point year-to-date since 2011”.