However, the PS4 won out in terms of revenue in the United States.
The NPD Group’s report for game hardware and software sales in January 2018 is in and the Nintendo Switch has emerged as the top-selling console in the United States for that month. In terms of revenue though, it was Sony’s PlayStation 4 that emerged as the clear winner among the three.
Interestingly, the firm noted that all three platforms did well with the revenue difference between the top-seller and the third best platform being only 3 percent. Hardware sales hit $278 million for the month, showcasing an increase of 119 percent and the highest since January 2011 which hit $323 million.
Video game sales for the month were $517 million, up 51 percent year-on-year and the highest since January 2011 (which was $549 million). Total video game spending was $1.1 billion, a massive 59 percent increase compared to last year. Overall, it was a good month for video games as Monster Hunter World topped sales across all formats as well the dedicated Xbox One and PS4 charts.