The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced most people indoors, but it hasn’t stopping gamers and gaming fans alike from getting their hands on consoles that can ease their boredom while in quarantine.
The NPD group recently released its annual video game report and it gave insights on the sales and popularity of popular consoles and games in the U.S.
According to the market research firm, two consoles in particular topped their list.
- Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch was previously recognized as the best-selling console in 2019 – but it doesn’t stop there.
“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of February [… and it] remains the best-selling hardware platform of the year,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said.
- PlayStation 4
NPD notes that despite placing number two, PlayStation 4 had much to brag about because it is the best-selling hardware since 2010.
“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both December and 2019 […] while Sony’s PlayStation 4 finished as the best-selling hardware of the decade,” Piscatella said.
- XBox One
NPD also noted that while the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller was the top-seller in February 2020, Xbox One sales were not as high.
However, the firm also noted that the decline in sales was only expected because Xbox One is nearing the end of its cycle and both Micrsosoft and gamers are turning their attention to the next generation console: XBox Series X.