Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

The Nintendo Switch’s sales momentum has been massive since it first launched back in March 2017. After achieving its full two-year anniversary just last month, it turns out that its market performance has become one of the record books. It has been revealed by the NPD Group that the Switch was the best-selling console in the US for the month of March. It’s held that position for the past four months. On top of that, its performance for Q1 (the first financial quarter for the year) has not only grew since 2018, but this past Q1 has seen it go higher than the level PS4 and Xbox One were at their peak.

So, in other words, the Switch’s sales growth is healthier than the other platforms on top of being successful in general.

In other March NPD stat news, gamepads were the best-selling accessory for the month, growing over last year. Even though the Switch is the best-selling system, most people are purchasing black DualShock 4 controllers this year so far. Spending on accessories and game cards have also grown by 2% YoY.

Here’s a rundown of the monetary stats for each category:

  • Total: $1.179 billion (Down 11% from $1.325 billion in March 2018)
  • Hardware: $282 million (Down 15% from $331 million)
  • PC and console software: $547 million (Down 11% compared to 617 million)
  • Accessories: $349 million (Down 7% from $377 million)

Overall, the market has seen a relatively small dip but is still healthy. As the Switch enjoys the limelight as the only truly new system on the market for at least another year or so, its market performance is likely to remain high.


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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