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Switch sold 5.6 million units in the US last year, at 10.5 million units total, launch aligned sales higher than PS4 / XB1

Posted on January 24, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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We have another round of data based on the latest NPD report, including a bit of recap earlier this week. All told, Switch had a great year having sold 5.6 million units in the United States. The system has also surpassed 10 million units on the whole.

Here’s the full roundup of data:

– In the US, Switch sold 5.6 million units of hardware in 2018
– System is up up 16% year-over-year
– Total installed base of Switch at 10.5 million in the US
– In the US, Switch ends 2018 as the year’s best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars
– Annual unit and dollar sales of Switch are the highest annual total for any hardware platform since the PlayStation 4 in 2015
– Switch has been on the market for 22 months in the US
– When launch aligned, the total install base of the Switch is 22% higher than the PS4 and 34% higher than the Xbox One, respectively
– In December 2018, Switch was the best selling hardware platform, selling more than the PS4 & XB1 combined
– Switch sold 125% more units than the PS4 and 92% more than the Xbox One
– In December 2018, Switch had the best selling single month of any console hardware this gen
– Switch generated the highest December month hardware dollar sales since the Wii in December 2009, and achieved the highest December unit sales for a single platform since December 2010
– In December 2018, Nintendo took a 55% share of all console hardware units sold in the US
– A total of 2.8 million units were sold across Switch, 3DS, NES Classic and SNES Classic
– This is up 9% year-over-year
– Switch was up 18% year-over-year in December
– Nintendo was the top publisher of 2018 in the US
– The last time Nintendo was #1 was in 2009
– When ranked by individual SKU, 4 Nintendo games appeared in NPD’s top 10, with 19 in the top 50


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