Switch gains ‘highest installed base for a console in history’ based on its first 12 months

Switch gains ‘highest installed base for a console in history’ based on its first 12 months
Mike Harradence Updated on by

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The NPD Group has confirmed (via VentureBeat) that while PlayStation 4 outsold every other console in the US for February 2018, Nintendo Switch has achieved the ‘highest installed base for a console platform in history’ based on its first 12 months on sale.

It seems that Sony’s flagship telly box isn’t dominating the hardware front quite as fiercely as previous years, however. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that both Xbox One and Switch have seen significant growth, leading to spending during February 2018 to increase by 55 percent year-on-year.

‘Nintendo Switch remains on a record-setting sales pace,’ commented Piscatella. ‘Over the first twelve months in market, Nintendo Switch has achieved the highest installed base for a console platform in history.’

‘Year to date, 2018 spending across video game hardware, software and accessories is up 39 percent when compared to the same period a year ago, to $2.1 billion,’ he added. ‘Growth has occurred across all categories, with hardware being the primary sales performance driver.’

Monster Hunter: World came out on top in terms of software, which probably isn’t all that surprising considering it has now cemented itself as Capcom’s best-selling game to date. Other new entries include Shadow of the Colossus and Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Shadow of the Colossus 
  7. UFC 3
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. Super Mario Odyssey