2018, was the best year for game and hardware sales. It’s not a surprise that there will be more competition this year. Signals of this competition are already perceived. Even though Nintendo Switch is younger than other platforms in the market such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, last month it did very well against its competitors.
Nintendo Switch Sold More Than Both PS4 and Xbox One In USA
Nintendo have generated momentum through years. With this momentum finally in January 2019, Nintendo Switch sales passed both PS4 and Xbox One sales in the USA. Switch also is the only console which shows sales growth since last year. One it comes to gamepads, Nintendo is on top also. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller sales increased %40 compared to last year. It was the best selling game accessory in January 2019. One of the reasons for this increase is most likely holidays. People buy consoles and pro controllers to have fun in their spare time.
People Love Nintendo Switch
Nintendo’s successful sales graphic in the USA also showcase for a whole industry. Even though other platforms have games like Resident Evil 2 or Kingdom Hearts III Nintendo Switch manage to be USA’s top seller console in January 2019. Exclusive content means a lot while considering the success of a console. Nintendo’s new approach is remaking old games, like Legends of Zelda. Another strategy of the console is combining popular game genres and old addictive puzzle games. New battle royale game Tetris 99 is a reflection of that.