The NDP Group figures for January are in, and Switch has maintained its momentum from 2019 by being the United States’ best-selling console for the first month of the new year.
However, the total hardware spend in January 2020 declined 35 percent year-on-year, dropping to $129 million. According to video game analyst Mat Piscatella, all three major hardware platforms experienced declines when compared to this time in 2019.
Software sales were also down by 31 percent year-on-year to $311 million, with Piscatella blaming the fall on a weaker slate of new games in January 2020.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was January’s best-selling game, while Ring Fit Adventure jumped to 9th place – its highest ranking in North America to date. However, the month’s best-selling Switch game was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was 7th place in the all-formats chart.