Nintendo Switch outsells PS4, Xbox One in 2018


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NPD Group Inc. this week said Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch hardware ranked as the best-selling hardware platform at U.S. retail in 2018.

The figure is based on unit sales compared to Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One.

In Q2, Nintendo recorded an operating profit of $274.11 million from $1.95 billion in revenue.

Between July and Sept., the Nintendo Switch sold 3.19 million units, an increase from 2.92 million units one year ago.

In addition, it sold 24.2 million units of software in the period, an increase from 13.9 million units one year prior.

The company expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch units by the end of Mar. 2019.

The Nintendo Switch hardware has sold 22.86 million units as of Oct. 2018.

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