The February 2018 NPD results were reported today. Switch wasn’t the top selling console, but Nintendo does have some news to feel encouraged about.
Congrats to Nintendo, talk about a resurgence!
Being on the verge of both Pokémon and Smash.. ..naysayers best look forward to trolling a 24 month record.
Pokemon is not coming out until 2019. I bet my life savings on that, but yes Smash on Switch is hopefully coming this september, any later and I riot because I can't wait!
Yeah, if they can do Pokemon right on a console, that would sell me. Its odd, Nintendo took 1 year to give me games that I wanted, Sony has taken at least 3 years.
Congrats to Nintendo, but..."“Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in February,” said Piscatella. “And it remains the best-selling console year to date.”
🤦♂️..perhaps put together a submission about that Tweet morgan..🙄
I don't have to. It's part of the same story.
"Nintendo was February's leading publisher in software dollar sales.." - Mat Piscatella 🙃
What is the spin for? Nintendo and PlayStation are killing it and there are no "buts" needed...lol.
This lmao games are great they're doing great.
Both did great. They both outsold Microsoft by almost 100k. Wow.
Like others said, Swith also took most software sold on top of this. Sony's got a few years lead, meaning more time to build reputation, so of course they're still going to out-sell them sometimes in hardware sales, but you can't spin the fact that the Switch has broken records across the globe, even some that the PS4 set. It's the first hybrid of its kind made by any of the big 3 and it's doing well in both of the markets it covers. There's no "but" here.XD
"Like others said, Switch also took most software sold on top of this" No, it didn't. Is it really that hard to read the NPD tweets? It says that Nintendo was the top publisher for sales, not that Switch was sold the most software.
@morganfell Geez you must be fun at parties. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" "Yeah it's my birthday...but i'm still going to die eventually." yeesh. Let people be happy.
Nintendo fanboys have to try and spin something no matter what. What an annoying bunch of weirdos that play kiddy games
And you're commenting on an article that has to do with Nintendo there kiddy. You people that bash Nintendo shouldn't care about what is going on with what they're doing. It goes to show that when it comes to intelligence you bashers lack it because you're commenting on articles about Nintendo.
I don't know what's more sad.. the fact that you said that.. or that you have almost as many agrees as disagrees. I would love to watch a kid play BOTW and repeatedly die... over and over again.
Dude, not enjoying content with a wide age demographic appeal just because it looks too “kiddy” is what actually makes you look chidish. It makes you sound like you can’t enjoy fun things, because you want so bad to be a “gwown up” because, “I’m a big boy now.”
Nah it’s just hilarious seeing grown people get upset over someone making fun of their childish games they like😂😂😂 ;😂😂😂
Didn't Xbox 360 achive the most install base of 10 million even before the PS3 and Wii launched? And look at what happened... Xbox 360 wound up 3rd and last.
Oh yes that's wonderful logic if we just forget that the Switch launched after the PS4 and Xbox One, and has outdone all expectations so your example kind of falls flat.
How about year one worldwide. Oh yea then kidtendo fans wouldn’t have anything to talk about lmao
You invested in Sony stock or something?
Duhh, which only makes sense. The PS4 has a library that’s 4 years strong, the Switch doesn’t. I know a lot of people that have Switches, and I also know a lot of people that are already sold on buying one, but they’re just waiting for there to be a few more games. Bro, by your logic, if Sony is so great, then why couldn’t they outsell the Switch’s year one numbers with their PS4? Way to try to downplay Nintendo’s success, man smh 🤦🏻♂️
Wow, i’ve loved my switch since day one. Great work Nintendo
Same! All I need is my Switch and PS4 this gen. Best of both worlds.
agreed.. I have my bases covered (Switch + Pro). Plus a Gaming PC for any MS exclusives that I don't want to buy an XB1 for..
I'm the other way round im switch and Xbox but that's because I'm a racing fan and Xbox offers me more than playstation on this side this gen. That said I am seeing a trend of xbox/playstation owners picking up a switch also which is great for Nintendo and kind of on point to what the Wii did with the 360 and ps3 gen. Interesting times for Nintendo.
It’s like the rise of a phoenix
Good for Nintendo. Glad to read of a steep bounce-back after the Wii U.
I don’t think even PS5 will break that record
It definitely can, the hype it will get as the successor to the PS4 will probably skyrocket the sales to even higher numbers than both PS4 and Switch. Actually, it's a sure thing, but only if Sony make enough stock available at launch.
Only way PS5 can do that is if it has the games to back it up. If it just has the same games as the PS4 for the first 2 years (like how the PS4 and PS3 had the same games for the first 2 years of the PS4), then it won't be breaking any 1st year records. The reason for the Nintendo Switch's success is because it's a hybrid system. So it play console games while being used as a portable. If it didn't have that capability, it would not be selling nearly as much since the overwhelming majority of its games are also available on Wii U or PS4.
Tbh you can't say what will happen from gen to gen. Everyone thought the 360 would be a flop and the PS3 would walk all over the Wii but that did not happen but people also thought that the psx did not stand a chance againt Sega and Nintendo and they took everyone by surprise. Even the switch was tipped to be a flop but its seemed to hit the nale on the head this gen. For me all 3 are now pointing in the right direction and if Microsoft can give us more exclusives and carry on building services like game pass this could put sony and Nintendo under pressure going into next gen. I also don't see Microsoft ever giving us a less powerful cosole than the other two going forward to.
The PS4 was riding off the hype of how terrible the Xbox One presentation and DRM was. It didn’t even have any games noteworthy until like a year and a half later. PS5 won’t match that, and I’d bet on it.
I don't think it needs to and if Sony even worried about that. the PS4 is outselling the Switch since it was out last year and I don't think Sony minds Nintendo set a record for something. the PS4 is still pulling away and that's real crazy!
Amazing achievment. looks to see where the article is comming from... nintendoeverything.com why am i not suprised.
Very good time to be a gamer. Congrats Nintendo!!
As long as Switch can keep up this momentum through year two there shouldn't be anything that can slow down its success. Interested to see what's next in the pipe for Zelda and Mario.
Another Spin. Another category. Why cant anyone give credit where credit is due?? What is the purpose of NPD?? Its the overall console hardware sales in the U.S. right?? PS4 was the top selling console for feb 2018 in the U.S. and this headline spins it into a positive for nintendo like install base etc. well 15m-16m is not bigger than 76m PS4 in the wild is it?? regardless of talking about regions. Switch is doing very well yes but its quite annoying that NPD now serves as estimates for install base now? and when Switch again takes a month NPD will report it normally. Wow like that one time when Xbox one with X wins in second place but generates more revenue. smh. Ohh the Website is called nintendo everything. Why am i not surprised??
It is the one year anniversary of the Switch and it sold more than any other console in its first year. That’s kind of a big deal, so of course they mentioned it.
Yeah but is that what NPD is for?? It doesnt matter how fast it sells nowadays when PS4 still beats it Worldwide. They can brag install base all they want but switch can only come 2nd place to PS4. Its not like PS4 sales is slowing and switch gaining momentum is it?? Bottomline is this headline and article is clearly a "Positive Spin" for nintendo otherwise they should not use NPD and just instead said Switch is selling than any other console in its first year. And History tells you the fastest selling console is not a 100% indication that it will win in the end like how xbox 360 lost to ps3 worldwide.
I think the better question to ask is, why does this upset you so much? It's just a statistic, man. Getting bent out of shape about it changes nothing. Unless Sony is paying you to be their cheerleader, a report like should just be considered general good news. Yeesh, this website.
Aww man hypocrites all around. You care enough also to reply to me. Its irritating how both MS and Nintendo fans Spin everything to their advantage so. You think im upset LOL well if thats what you believe then be my guest. Call me cherrleader fanboy etc. but facts are facts and spinning that is quite annoying. No im not getting paid, or a shareholder or kaz himself. Im a fanboy like you.
Don't lump me in with you, please. I'm not a "fanboy", I'm simply a fan of gaming as a whole. I praise and criticize Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft when necessary. Anytime there's good news about either company, I'm happy. If all three are doing well, the entire industry benefits, including us as customers. If you want to spend time insisting that any positive report like this that isn't explicitly about the PS4 is just "fanboy spinning", you're free to do so, but I don't waste time with that.
"Dont get what he is saying. its just simple. This nintendo website is Spinning NPD in favor of Switch. NPD is about actual sales month per month in the U.S. and PS4 is the winner and yet they make other category like install base" Um no there is no spinning here because this is directly taken from the source. NPD said this themselves but of course clicking the article and watching the video was just too difficult wasn't it? Same goes for everyone agreeing with you. Click the article and stop reading headlines because you look stupid. Seeing as people here are too lazy to just watch the video you can skip to 2:45 and see for yourselves. So if this is coming from NPD's own mouth then yes I think that's what they're for.
Good going Nintendo. What a. Accomplishment.
Good for Nintendo. Sony is still won Feb🤷🏾♂️
Good work Nintendo and Microsoft for winning February
Wii U owners upgrading to switch...Stop the press everyone.
Yes, every single Wii U owner.. ..in one year😉
Yeah, specially if your beloved Nintendo pretty abandoned and alienate the WiiU owners completely. You have no choice but completely upgrade to the new system. Why play the Wiiu, if you can just play all of it's game on the switch with it's massive port ever on any console history.
I wasn't abandoned. Still enjoying Wii U myself..I have quite a backlog on the console☺ Call of Duty is a Wii U mainstay in my house, as the separate screen kiboshes screen peeking..👁👁
Switch is nice but I play my PlayStation way more, better games IMO. Xenoblade was awesome but not much else to play for me lately. Need more RPGs and adult style games I’m just not into Smash and Pokémon it was after my childhood . Hopefully Switch hits it stride in games soon, but if not I have a huge PS backlog
Gotta love all the comments I'm seeing with people so upset that this report came from Nintendo Everything. Had these report been: "PS4 Wins February 2018 NPD" from 'PS4istheBest.com', I wonder if the same people would be complaining.....No, of course not. Put your raging bias in a box for a second and realize that this news actually came from Mr. Piscatella who's a part of the NPD Group. HE'S the one who's shared this info, not Nintendo Everything. They simply reported on it.
Whoop whoop. That shut them up lol
Congratz sony! Ps4 is a beast!
The Switch outselling by volume all the Sony or MS machines ever released in the first 12 months is mightily impressive. Most successful console ever in the first 12 months... The Switch. Nobody could have predicted that.
so Wii U owners are ditching it for the switch at a record pace Lol ;))
The tides have returned
When will Nintendo's long history of solid local split screen games and SP titles show MS & SONY that they need to do the same?
Congrats to Nintendo... Now pass those Xbox One sales :p
They're not competing with xbox or playstation. They're competing with vita and whatever else is out in the handheld world.
No ones shocked that a nintendo handheld is doing great business....... Like i said before, where were all these people when a good dedicated home console like wii u needed them? the answer is they were all playing their ds/3ds/2ds. If switch were a dedicated home console i doubt they sell 30% of what the handheld is currently selling at.
Smh. The Switch is not a Console. It's a handheld. Stop with the witchcraft, sorcery, and Media propaganda.
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