It’s a secret to no one that the Nintendo Switch has been sailing along rather nicely (pun intended) since it launched nearly two years ago. That momentum has remained steady, and some rather impressive numbers have come out of the final stretch of last year, particularly in the United States (the largest video game market in the world).

According to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, (who gathered data from the latest NPD report), the system has managed to sell over 10 million units in the US so far. This was due to hardware sales being up by 16% since 2017, resulting in 5.6 million units sold throughout the year. The Switch was the best selling system in December 2018 in the US, which also ended up smashing another record by making it the best selling single month out of all the current-gen systems.

Switch even generated higher dollar sales than the Wii did back in December of 2019.  Not only this, but it became the best-selling hardware platform in terms of both units and dollars for the year, even beating out the PS4’s 2015 record. Speaking of the competition, Switch sales over the last 22 months that it’s been on the market are noticeably higher than both the PS4 (by 22%) and Xbox One (34%).

Overall, it’s safe to say Nintendo has knocked it out of the park with the Switch. As long as sales continue to remain strong, developers will continue to support it, thus leading to even more hardware sales.

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.


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