The NPD Group’s monthly report doesn’t release until next week, but NPD analyst Mat Piscatella had discussed something interesting on Twitter the other day. Piscatella says that the NPD Group tracked “over 1,480 new releases on the Nintendo Switch in the US in 2019″. This is “over 400 more” than the Playstation 4 and Xbox One combined. Even Nintendo’s last successful console, the Wii, doesn’t come close. At this point in the Wii’s life, it didn’t even see 400 new releases. The massive fan demand for Switch games that has lasted its whole life so far, the console breaking sales records and the life of the console itself reaching its peak as the Playstation 4 and Xbox One’s life come to a close, have given Nintendo’s console a huge library of games. You can see Piscatella’s tweets about the matter down below.
We tracked over 1,480 new releases on Nintendo Switch in the U.S. in 2019. That's… that's a lot of new releases on Switch last year, over 400 more than the PS4 and Xbox One combined.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 9, 2020
More on Switch New Release counts… 2019 was such a remarkable year for many reasons, one of them being just how many games came to Switch. Here's a comparison of the 1st 3 calendar years of Switch to the 1st 3 calendar years of Wii. Check a👀 pic.twitter.com/AIPcivylRv
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 10, 2020