January 2018 NPD: Switch sells the most hardware units
Switch sold the most units in the United States out of all hardware platforms last month, according to The NPD Group. PlayStation 4 was the top system in terms of dollar sales, but only 3% separated Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
Overall, the gaming industry experienced a very strong month in January. Hardware dollar sales of $278 million “is the highest level achieved since the $323 million sold in January 2011,” NPD analyst Mat confirms. “Over one million units of hardware sold in January 2018, also the highest tally since January 2011.”