Nintendo Switch achieves record sales in the US in 2020 – News

News business Nintendo Switch achieves record sales in the US in 2020

At the start of the year, the United Kingdom had shared in detail the spending of players for the year 2020 in this territory. We learned at the same time that Nintendo had taken over the competition in terms of console sales. Today, it is the turn of the American territory to share its data, and unsurprisingly, the Japanese giant and its hybrid console are once again on the first place of the podium.

Mat Piscatella, the analyst at NPD, has just released the results of player spending for the year 2020 in the United States and Hardware sales totaled $ 5.3 billion, which is still 35% more than in 2019, the highest result since 2011. A year which, as we recall, had counted 5.6 billion dollars. Of course, the Nintendo Switch is the star of the year 2020 with annual sales in dollars which are the second highest for a platform in the history of the United States. The first place is retained by sales of the Wii in 2008.

Just like on British territory, the PlayStation 5 is in second position in terms of sales in dollars, while it is the PlayStation 4 which proudly places itself on the second place of the podium of the best-selling consoles of the year 2020 in America.

An annual finding which is obviously reflected in the month of December, with once again a Nintendo Switch at the head of sales. In December, gamers spent $ 7.7 billion on our favorite hobby, including consoles, accessories, and video games, which is a 25% increase from December 2019.

On the game side, it is obviously Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which finds itself in the first place of the best-selling games of the year, but also of the month of December 2020, which means that The Call of Duty franchise ranked as the best-selling games license in the US market for the twelfth consecutive year. In second position of the best-selling games of 2020, we find another Call of Duty game, namely Modern Warfare. For its part, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the third best-selling title of 2020.

The best-selling games of 2020 in the US Editor
1. Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War Activision
2. Call of Duty : Modern Warfare Activision
3. Animal Crossing : New Horizons (physical format only) Nintendo
4. Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ubisoft
6. The Last of Us Part II Sony
7. Ghost of Tsushima Sony
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (physical format only) Nintendo
9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (physical format only) Nintendo
10. Final Fantasy VII Remake Square Enix

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