Switch Tops Hardware Sales in U.S. in August according to NPD; Madden NFL 19 Wins Software

The NPD published its statistics for the U.S. market in August, with the Nintendo Switch at the top of unit sales, but PS4 topping dollar sales.

Today the NPD announced its results for the month of August, by way of Analyst Matt Piscatella, who published a video with all the data.

As usual, the NPD’s estimates track hardware and software sales across the marked in the United States.

The Switch was the best-selling platform in terms of unit sold, but the PS4 sold best in terms of dollar sales. That being said, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch all ended the month of August within 3% of each other in terms of dollar sales, showing that all of them achieved strong results.

Madden NFL 19 was the best selling game of the month, followed by Monster Hunter: World and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

As usual, titles marked by the asterisk don’t include digital sales.

You can watch the full video below for a more detailed explanation from Piscatella himself.

If you’re interested in comparing the results with last month’s you can check out our dedicated article about NPD’s charts for July.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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