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Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4 and Xbox One in the US in December and All of 2018 - VGChartz
Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4 and Xbox One in the US in December and All of 2018

Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4 and Xbox One in the US in December and All of 2018 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 3,138 Views

Nintendo had a strong month of sales in December 2018 as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a new record for the biggest exclusive launch ever in the US, according to NPD. The Nintendo Switch was also the best-selling consoles in December, outselling the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In terms of revenue, it saw the largest December figures since the Nintendo Wii in December, while in terms of units sold it was the biggest December since December 2010.

"Nintendo Switch generated the highest December-month hardware dollar sales for a single platform since the Nintendo Wii in December 2009," NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said to VentureBeat. "And it achieved the highest December unit sales for a single platform since December 2010."

The strong December sales also pushed the console above the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018. It generated the most revenue in a single year in the US since the PlayStation 4 in 2015. 

"Nintendo Switch ends 2018 as the year’s best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars," said Piscatella. "Annual unit and dollar sales of Nintendo Switch are the highest annual total for any hardware platform since the PlayStation 4 in 2015."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

Ljink96 (on 23 January 2019)

Welp, wasn't expecting that after a relatively slow year. Congrats to Nintendo, they've really cleaned up after the Wii U. Here's to 2019 being an even more explosive year for the Switch!


Puppyroach (on 23 January 2019)

A console that many of us are in love with already. Please Nintendo, give us another Zelda during this generation 🙂.


OTBWY (on 23 January 2019)

Not even Switch's final form.


TopCat8 (on 23 January 2019)

Yes! This is what I like to hear. I have always loved Nintendo consoles.