The NPD Group has revealed various games industry sales charts for last month and 2020 so far. According to the industry analysts, Nintendo’s Switch was the best-selling console for July 2020, and also remains the best-selling console hardware for the year-to-date.
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared the tweet below showing a small decline in industry-wide year-on-year hardware spending, as well as highlighting Nintendo’s Switch success:
With the arrival of next-gen consoles before the end of the year, and with Microsoft taking a rather different approach in this coming generation (which feels more akin to upgrade as-and-when you feel like it), it’s perhaps unsurprising that sales of the other ageing consoles are being outpaced by Switch at this stage.
Still, with Switch almost certainly having overtaken lifetime sales of the mighty NES at the time of writing–and in just over three years since launch, too–it seems there’s much to celebrate at Nintendo of America HQ, especially considering the challenges we’ve all been dealing with in 2020.
It will be most interesting to see how Switch and the new consoles fare over in the remaining months of 2020 – and what games Nintendo has in store. They’ve got to have a couple, right?