Update: The NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said has now confirmed that “PlayStation 4 was September’s best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars sold. PlayStation 4 hardware achieved the highest September unit sell-through for a non plug-n-play console since the PS4 in 2014.”
Original: According to some data released on the ResetERA forum in the topic dedicated to sales forecasts, PS4 was the best-selling console in North America in September 2018, thanks to the drive of Marvel’s Spider-Man.
The data provided on ResetERA are the result of forecasts, analyses, and projections and therefore may differ a lot from the actual numbers that will be provided by NPD by the end of the month:
- PlayStation 4 – 425,000 units
- Nintendo Switch – 260,000 pieces
- Xbox One – 175,000 units
Compared to September of last year, PS4 would have recorded a growth of 42% than Xbox One and Nintendo Switch that are down respectively by 16% and 3%. The rise of the Sony console seems to be due to the enormous success of Marvel’s Spider-Man, a title that could have sold between 6 and 7 million copies worldwide, a figure we reiterate the result of projections and speculations and therefore unofficial.
As far as the software side is concerned, game such as NBA 2K19 and Super Mario Party (released the first week of October) seem to have been received very well, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider and DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age could have performed below expectations in the United States.
We look forward to the official NPD data for the month of September 2018, which should not be long in coming.