Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

The Nintendo Switch has been on a long-running sales role for quite some time now. Basically, since the system first launched it has been riding high. That momentum has yet to run out of steam, as the hybrid console has once again topped the NPD charts over in the USA for August 2019.

Mat Piscatella, an industry analyst, broke down the NPD August 2019 report over on Twitter. The Switch turned out to be the only platform “with sales gains both in August as well as year to date.”


Piscatella went onto say that the Switch was the “best-selling hardware platform of August and remains the best-selling platform of 2019.” Unfortunately, as per usual with NPD reports, no hard numbers were provided.

Is it really that surprising?

While it’s great to see the Switch is still holding its own out there despite being the most technologically challenged system in the modern line-up. Nevertheless, that clearly has not stopped people from taking a real interest in the system. Of course, what’s also helped it keep up the momentum is the fact that the Switch’s next set of competition is just around the corner (so sales are down for the aging consoles).

Project Scarlett, the new Xbox, is only just a little over a year from release. While Sony hasn’t formally said anything yet, there’s little doubt that it will also come out within the last year. Until then, however, Nintendo will no doubt continue to bask in the attention this winning streak has generated.

Switch sales will likely increase to an even greater degree as the Switch Lite hits shelves in just a few days (September 20) with a cheaper price point of $200. This should bolster the platform for a good while. And, if Nintendo really does release a fully upgraded variant of the Switch last year, that will once again cause sales to spike (and will also help combat the threat of next-gen machines). All-in-all, the road is looking rather bright for the Switch’s business.


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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