Quite surprisingly, NES Classic Mini was the most sold video games console in June in the United States, as revealed by NPD Group. In terms of dollar sales, PS4 was still leading by the way.
“This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began in 1995,” revealed analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter.
“PlayStation 4 was the highest unit selling hardware platform with an MSRP over $99 in the June 2018 tracking period,” he added.
Overall, the market has witnessed a big growth this June in comparison with the same month in 2017, as hardware sales were up 52% year-over-year ($350 million).
NPD claims it’s thanks to Fortnite, whose success is prompting many to go and buy a new console only for it, promotions around E3 and NES Classic Mini being once again available.
Hardware also saw a growth when it comes to the overall spending across all the first six months covered in 2018. Spending was up 21% to 1.7 billion, numbers that show again how this generation has still something to say.
Portable hardware, finally, grew 7% in comparison with the previous month and 2% in regards of June 2017, despite the business is now less flourishing than ever due to Nintendo Switch.