The latest NPD report has been released, which covers the month of July. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella says that the Nintendo Switch has outsold both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 in July, Piscatella says that this was “driven by new inventory released in support of the launch of Splatoon 2”.
Speaking of Splatoon 2, not only was it the top-selling game in July, but it is officially a “system seller”. This is because the increased stock of Switch units has allowed more people to finally buy the console, right on time for the release of Splatoon 2.
Piscatella says that “Year to date, hardware spending has grown 20 percent versus 2016 to $1.6 billion. Performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains”.