Earlier this week, NPD predicted that the Switch would be the best-selling console this holiday season in the United States.
The device is obviously in high demand – households are expected to pick up “a few” units in the fourth quarter. Added to this is the lack of available inventory of the new PlayStation and Xbox systems, which will allegedly leave the Switch as an attractive and “affordable” option.
If you weren’t sure that the success of the Switch would continue, in addition to that, now emphasize that the hybrid system is the best-selling console equipment in this place for 22 months in a row. It dates back to December 2018, sometime then Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released.
It seems that this is actually a new record. The previous record holder was the Microsoft console, Xbox 360 – which was the best-selling console for 21 months (August 2011 – April 2013).
NPD industry analyst Matt Piscatella notes that the Switch “sells at a level or higher not previously seen in the United States.” To date, the Switch has sold more than 62 million units worldwide, and in August it surpassed NES sales for all time.
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