Here's one for the history books. According to The NPD Group, in June 2018, the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic (NES Classic) outsold both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While the PlayStation 4 was the highest-selling platform in terms of revenue, the NES Classic sold the most units. Apparently, this is the first time a NES console has topped monthly sales since NPD tracking began in 1995.
The NPD Group tracks video game sales across the United States each month. Many companies, including Microsoft, utilize its services to get a better understanding of how much product they've sold. Apart from that, it's become somewhat of a competition among gamers. Everyone wants to know which platform did the best.
US NPD HW - Xbox One HW dollar sales nearly doubled in June 2018 when compared to a year ago, while Switch sales jumped over 50%. PS4 HW dollar sales were also higher. Dollar sales of all other hardware grew more than 23x vs YA, driven by NES Classic and the SNES Classic.US NPD HW - Xbox One HW dollar sales nearly doubled in June 2018 when compared to a year ago, while Switch sales jumped over 50%. PS4 HW dollar sales were also higher. Dollar sales of all other hardware grew more than 23x vs YA, driven by NES Classic and the SNES Classic.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) August 1, 2018August 1, 2018
Aside from sharing these statistics, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said that Xbox One dollar sales have nearly doubled since last year. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future. In order to make the console more appealing, Microsoft needs to release exclusive sooner rather than later. However, with next-generation machines rumored for 2020, it's unclear just how much of a push the Xbox One can witness.
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