Until March, the PlayStation 4 almost always managed to beat the Xbox One to the punch (but then, the Nintendo Switch came out). Since then, the situation isn’t that easy.
US-based NPD Group announced that in July, the best-selling console was the Switch, thanks to two factors. One, it was finally stocked a bit more than before (which still gets sold out – and in Japan, the situation is worse: there was one time where three thousand people lined up for one hundred and five (!!!) Switches). Two, Splatoon 2, which was the best-selling game in July, launched last month. Still, on a year-to-date basis, the PlayStation 4 is still in the lead.
On a year-on-year basis, hardware sales jumped by 29% to 182 million dollars of revenue, which, according to Mat Piscella, an NPD analyst, is due to the Switch and PlayStation 4 hardware sales. On a year-to-date basis, a 1.6 billion dollar revenue is known, which is another significant, 20% boost. The Accessories and Gamecards category saw a 9% jump to 129 million dollars, due to the Xbox One and Switch controllers.
Will the PlayStation 4 win in August? Due to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is out next week, there’s potential for Sony to win the last summer month…