Nintendo Switch Was August's Best-Selling Console

Nintendo Switch Was August's Best-Selling Console”

Nintendo launched the Switch on March 3, and it's proceeded to be the top-selling console in four of the six months since.

Total video game spending in the USA fell two per cent year-on-year to $568m this August, following declines in both hardware and software spending, according to the latest data from NPD. That trend continued in August, as the NPD Group (via GamesBeat) reports Switch was the best-selling console for the month.

The PS4 is still the best selling console in 2017 as it beat the Switch in the months of May and June.

"Year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion", explained NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella. "Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch and Plug N Play devices such as the NES Classic are providing growth".

"Grand Theft Auto V has now been on the market 49 months and has achieved 41 Top 10 chart appearances, 16 more times than any other single title in reported history", said Piscatella.

While August was a little slow, in terms of PC and video game software, sales are tracking roughly in-line with 2016.

Despite lower overall video game sales in August, the future appears bright for publishers due to a big ramp in hardware sales. Year-to-date, EA has gained 50.99%, versus a 12.29% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

Despite strong numbers all around, hardware spending in the USA for August 2017 dropped 6 per cent to $168 million when compared to August 2016. That said, the shooter genre is still the third highest of all-time, says NPD. The only category that saw a boost was accessories, up 10% to $118 million, driven by Xbox One S controllers, Turtle Beach headsets, Switch Pro controllers and game cards.

Rest assured, the PS4 remains the best-selling console on a year-to-date basis. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony) 4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) 8.

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