It appears that a lot of people received Nintendo Switches for Christmas, as the console outsold the PS4 and Xbox One combined in December 2018.
The Nintendo Switch continues to break all sorts of records, as do its games. Just recently, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became the fastest selling Nintendo game of all time. It seems that everybody wants a Switch, and why wouldn't they? It's an innovative console and one where Nintendo has once again successfully set itself apart from its rivals.
Right now, we are currently in the time of year where sales naturally start to dip. Not just in the gaming world but across the board. Christmas is in the rearview mirror, and most of us probably spent a lot more during that period than we would have liked. Nintendo will not mind a dip in sales too much, though, considering the amount of success the Switch enjoyed during the month of December.
According to VGChartz, the Switch sold an impressive 5,081,974 in December 2018. Not only was that its most successful month since its release back in March of 2017, but its the best month any console has had over that time period. While the Switch actually outsold the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in December 2017 as well, it outdid itself this time around.
That's because over the course of last December, more Switches were sold than Xbox Ones and PS4s combined. The PS4 managed a respectable 2,788,419 while 1,349,368 Xbox Ones were sold. Even if the two arch rivals were to join forces, they'd still be almost one million consoles short of what Nintendo managed. Very impressive, and likely due in large part to the release of the aforementioned Smash Bros. game towards the start of the month.
While the Switch enjoyed a remarkable 2018, critics are worried when it comes to what's next for the console. The end of 2018 was filled with Switch-themed excitement due to the releases of Pokemon Let's Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the two exclusive titles that everyone seems to be currently playing. There aren't big titles like those lined up any time soon. Hopefully, Nintendo has something up its sleeve, and we look forward to finding out what it is if so.