The new NDP data reveals the console winners over the last decade. The Nintendo Switch was able to win the best-selling console in 2019, but the PlayStation 4 reigns as a master’s console of the decade.
The information comes from the conclusions of Mat Pisatella, a video game industry analyst who is associated with the NDP Group, a market research firm. Piscatella shared data that includes the best-selling console last year and the best-selling console.
US NPD HW – Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in December and 2019, while Sony’s Playstation 4 ended as the most sold material of the decade. pic.twitter.com/41czwzjrla
- Mat Pisatella (@MatPiscatella) January 16th 2020
If the information is accurate, this means that Nintendo has performed well in 2019. The Nintendo Switch was the most sold material in December, and the console ended up being the number one for the whole year. The Pro controller for the switch has also been labeled as the best-selling accessory of the year.
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Even though Nintendo won 2019, Sony took the place of console and accessory number one of the decade. According to the data, the PlayStation 4 of Sony was the best-selling console for the decade, from 2010 to 2019. Dualshock 4 controllers were also entitled as the best-selling gaming accessories of the decade.
It seems that Nintendo and Sony leave the decade at the top, while Microsoft’s Xbox brand is nowhere to be spotted. To be honest with the Xbox brand, the latest sales reports for the Xbox One detailed that more than 40 million units have been sold. Another thing to emphasize is that Nintendo started the decade to struggle with the end of the life of the Wii and the disaster with the Wii U.
With the new generation of consoles that comes at the end of this year, we wonder if Sony will keep his lead on the market and if Nintendo will be able to continue on his launched with the switch. We also want to know if the Xbox can usurper Sony to be the upper console, or if it will remain the second violin of the Sony PlayStation brand. Only time will tell.