If there's one thing Nintendo does well, it's its handheld consoles. Of course the company had some mishaps with Wii U but Switch reaffirmed Nintendo as the queen of handheld gaming.
Demand for the console continues to rise, and some 2018 data on console sales shared by Engadget reinforce this claim.
Last year, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the United States in dollars and units. The analysis was made by market research firm NPD Group. Its biggest rival PlayStation 4 could not surpass
Nintendo Switch set a record previously reached by PlayStation 4 in 2015
In December, the numbers were even better, as expected. Nintendo Switch had the highest unit sales this month since 2010 and the highest in dollars since 2009.
In terms of titles released, there was no victory. Without a doubt, the best selling game of 2018 was Red Dead Redemption 2, followed by Black Ops 4 and NBA 2K19. This is not exactly bad news for Nintendo as the expected Super Smash Bros. Ultimate occupies the fifth best-selling spot of the year, topping the charts in December.
Nintendo is one of the most beloved companies in the world of video games. It is not difficult to understand the reasons for its success. Although not as varied in titles, they have legendary icons such as Super Mario, Pokémon, Zelda and Metroid.
In addition the Nintendo Switch is a console that brings a breath of fresh air to the system we are used to. You can either use it in your hand as you place it on the dock and continue your game on a large TV screen. It's the perfect combination of portability and gameplay that captivated millions of consumers in 2018.
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