NPD 2020: Nintendo Switch was No. 1 hardware, PlayStation 5 was No. 2
Nintendo Switch dominated hardware sales in the United States throughout 2020. “Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units and dollars not only in December 2020, but the entire year,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Annual dollar sales of Nintendo Switch hardware were the second highest for an individual platform in a single calendar year in U.S. history. “PlayStation 5 set a new dollar sales record for PlayStation hardware through each PlayStation platform’s first December at retail.”Microsoft has said that Xbox Series X/S is the best launch in Xbox history. “Hardware dollar sales reached $1.35 billion in December 2020,” said Piscatella.