NPD Group’s data have finally come in and we can have a look about what happened in January, in terms of sales, in the United States. PlayStation 4 was once again the most sold console last month, confirming what’s happening in that specific market where it’s been at the #1 spot for a couple months now.
The only interesting data coming from Microsoft and Xbox One, which doesn’t manage to return at the top spot, is that the console “had a strong start in 2017 with the number of hours played on the console up 21% YoY,” and that “unit sales also up YoY in January,” as reported by analyst Daniel Ahmad on his Twitter profile.
Fun enough, the Wii U had one (1) unit sold in January in the United States, but that unit, according to Ahmad, was bought just for the consumer to return it and have a Nintendo Switch pre-order at a cheaper price. That’s something lots of people did, doing and will do in the future, but… poor Wii U. Does this console deserve it?
Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the #1 selling console for the month of January in the U.S. according to The NPD Group. pic.twitter.com/reIEKN0jzj
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2017