Nintendo Switch And The Division 2 Dominate NPD US Sales In March 2019
As reported by NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, Nintendo Switch has been the best selling console platform over March in the United States.
On top of that, in the same territory, Switch has been the best selling console platform over the entire first quarter in 2019, both in dollar and unit sales.
"Hardware spending in March 2019 fell 15 percent when compared to a year ago, to $282 million; and first quarter hardware spending declined 13 percent to $759 million," has also shared Piscatella.
That's quite predictable since we're getting close to the end of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 lifecycle, with new console expected to release in 2020 and PS5 even being already teased.
That's something Nintendo is trying and limiting with the release of two different models, rumored to be coming as soon as this year.
US NPD HW - Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both March as well as the first quarter across both unit and dollar sales.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) April 23, 2019
As for game sales, The Division 2 was the best selling one in March in the United States, preceding Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and MLB 19: The Show, which is always very well performing over that territory on PS4.
It's worth noting that The Division 2 is now the second best selling game of 2019, with launch month sales being the sixth highest in the history of Ubisoft-published titles.
Here's the full chart:
1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
3. MLB 19: The Show
4. Devil May Cry 5
5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
6. Red Dead Redemption II
7. NBA 2K19
8. Grand Theft Auto V
9. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
12. Mario Kart 8*
13. Jump Force
14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
15. Far Cry New Dawn
17. Battlefield V^
18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included