NPD: Switch is 4th Fastest-Selling Console in the US, PS4 is 3rd and Xbox One is 5th - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2019 / 8,429 Views
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella has revealed via Twitter the Nintendo Switch after 28 months on sales is the fourth best-selling console in the US when you align launches. It is behind the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 after 68 months is the third best-selling console in the US when you align launches, with sales behind the Wii and PlayStation 2. Also after 68 months the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are fourth and fifth, respectively.
Piscatella does add that aligned launches doesn't tell the entire picture as the Xbox 360 ended up outselling the Wii and is the second best-selling console in the US, behind the PlayStation 2.
After 28 months in market, the Switch has the 4th highest time aligned Console installed base in US tracked history, trailing only the Wii, PS2 and PS4.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 26, 2019
After 68 months in market, the PS4 has the 3rd highest time aligned Console installed base in US tracked history, trailing only the Wii and PS2. Xbox 360 and Xbox One are 4th and 5th. Home consoles in the US market continue to do very well on a comparative basis this gen.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 26, 2019
Keep in mind time aligned doesn't tell one everything... Xbox 360 ended up selling more units lifetime than Wii and was 2nd all-time in home console sales to the PS2. It's just a good measure of overall momentum.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 26, 2019
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