NPD results for the month of December 2017 are in, and as it turns out, the Nintendo Switch sold more consoles than any other platform in history on a time-aligned basis.
Truth be told – this is based on Switch sales in the US through its first 10 months on the market. “On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella told Venturebeat.
As might have been expected and reported earlier, Nintendo’s new platform, which was launched in March 2017, was the best selling console last month, thereby beating the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although Sony’s console remained the best-selling console of 2017.
Hardware generated $1.3 billion in December, up 27 percent year-over-year and driven mainly by Switch Nintendo sales. Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One also broke records last year with, according to Piscatella. “Over the first 50 months in market for each console, the combined hardware installed base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now exceeds that of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by 18 percent, and that of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox by 4 percent,” said Piscatella.
Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling selling game in the US for the month of December, followed by the controversional Star Wars Battlefront II from EA DICE.
“Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game in December, as well as for the year,” said Piscatella. “December 2017 is the eighth consecutive December that a Call of Duty franchise release has topped the sales chart.”
We’ve included the list of best-selling games from last month down below:
1.Call of Duty: WWII
2.Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*
3.Super Mario Odyssey**
5.Mario Kart 8**
6.Madden NFL 18
8.Assassin’s Creed: Origins
9.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
10.Grand Theft Auto V
13.Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
15.Need for Speed: Payback*
16.Xenoblade Chronicles 2**
17.Just Dance 2018
18.The Sims 4*
19.Pokemon: Ultra Sun**
20.Pokemon: Ultra Moon**
Interesting to see is that there are 11 Nintendo games in this top 20 with 7 of them being exclusive titles.