NPD Leak December Sales: Switch dominated PS4 and Xbox One outsells PS4

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#1 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (19811 posts) -

Link from GoNintendo

NPD Group’s sales report for December 2018 video game sales in the United States has appeared to leaked early.

According to the leaked report, the Nintendo Switch was the bestselling video game console in the US for the month of December. Not only that, the report seems to suggest that the Switch has outsold both the PS4 and Xbox One combined in that month. It would be a very huge deal if this is true.

Industry insider Benji, who has access to internal sales data, has also thrown around some figures for the month of December. Benji estimates that the Switch sold over 2 million units in December, while the Xbox One moved around 1 million and the PS4 slightly under 1 million.

We’ll have the full report in the very near future, so please stay tuned. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Yep, @techhog89 will be correct regarding December sales. NPD will announce the final numbers later this January.

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (37589 posts) -

That sounds about right. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launch December of 2018, it would've boost Switch sales thus surpassing both PS4 & Xbox One December NPD.

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#3 Posted by Solaryellow (5109 posts) -

A successful console with a system selling game during the holidays should put up big numbers.

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#4 Posted by robert_sparkes (3241 posts) -

Power of Pokemon and smash.

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#5 Edited by sakaiXx (5930 posts) -

Sounds about right. This also just like last year. Very similar trend, switch makes a good christmas present.

November 2017

Ps4: 1.5m

Switch: 900k

December 2017

Switch: 1.5m

Xbox: 1.3m

Ps4: 980k

Edit: ps4 actually 1.08m in december

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (28415 posts) -

Pretty damn impressive if those numbers turn out to be accurate.

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#7 Posted by Random_Matt (4294 posts) -

Nintendo exclusives certainly shift consoles.

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#8 Posted by PSP107 (17497 posts) -

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

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#9 Posted by lebanese_boy (15104 posts) -

Well damn that's pretty impressive. Hopefully that translates into more good games coming on Switch.

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#10 Posted by Xabiss (2857 posts) -

Damn good numbers for everyone. It is great to have such a healthy industry right now.

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#11 Posted by xantufrog (11625 posts) -

That would be quite impressive. I love mine - it's a great device

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#12 Posted by lundy86_4 (53653 posts) -

With the release of SSB, those are some well-deserved sales. Not my type of game, but I picked up DK Tropical Freeze for mine.

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#13 Posted by Zappat (1595 posts) -

Good for Nintendo, stay strong

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#14 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24376 posts) -

Congrats to Nintendo. Now let's see some game announcements for 2019.

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#15 Posted by MonsieurX (39181 posts) -

Without any surprise

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#16 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3352 posts) -

The bigger news is that the X1 outsold the PS4. That doesn’t happen very often.

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#17 Posted by Zappat (1595 posts) -
@goldenelementxl said:

The bigger news is that the X1 outsold the PS4. That doesn’t happen very often.

Was bound to happen, the Xbox had much more discounts during the holidays I think.

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#18 Posted by kuu2 (11162 posts) -

Handhelds selling well, while The One dominates for consoles.

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#19 Edited by ellos (2058 posts) -

I don't think it was expected for switch to outsell the other by that much. That is impressive for the switch. Maybe nintendo is not crazy they will hit there world wide hardware target for the fiscal year. Reggie did say once the holidays are over people will return there shitty unwanted gifts and trade for the Switch lol.

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#20 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (10060 posts) -

@zappat: PlayStation didn't have any Holiday sales in the US afaik.

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#21 Posted by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

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#22 Posted by Pedro (35486 posts) -

Interesting. Xbox outselling the PS4, even more.

Incoming kshati niyantran.

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#23 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19811 posts) -
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

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#24 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

yup, how big is the usa population? theres plenty left to buy a ps4 and xbox.

post was nothing but damage control.

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#25 Posted by I_P_Daily (12362 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

Watch out Gameboy will accuse you of gaslighting and will no doubt run to the mods lol.

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#26 Posted by PSP107 (17497 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

post was nothing but damage control.

Not even close.

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#27 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

cows in this thread

i thought i was in a media create thread lol

shitstation in last place! back to where the ps3 left off.

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#28 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (19811 posts) -
@i_p_daily said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

Watch out Gameboy will accuse you of gaslighting and will no doubt run to the mods lol.

LOL, it's a shame that I'm not, there's only one mod that hates me, but I'm still friendly with the rest

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#29 Edited by Simba77 (18 posts) -

When was the last time Xbox won an NPD. It was mid 2016, right?

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#30 Posted by pyro1245 (5162 posts) -

Must be that sweet sweet selection of 3rd-party titles. Lots of good stuff on there :)

Oh yeah, and Smash.

It really needs Slay The Spire. Insta-buy....

EDIT: Holy shit. It's a thing!

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#31 Posted by Sagemode87 (1395 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

cows in this thread

i thought i was in a media create thread lol

shitstation in last place! back to where the ps3 left off.

2/10, try harder

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#32 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

I finally got a Switch, I will be using it mostly in portable mode. Love the large screen.

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#33 Posted by Techhog89 (3782 posts) -

This is a an educated guess, not a leak. Granted, it'll likely be very accurate, but it's not an NPD leak because there's no data to leak. December tracking doesn't end until Saturday.

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#34 Posted by Sevenizz (4026 posts) -

Bizarre. The Nintendo console I have no desire to own is one of its most popular - and I own every N console ever made (minus a 3DS).

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#35 Edited by Jag85 (13605 posts) -

Looks like Nintendo may very well hit that 20m annual target they were shooting for. And they may repeat it next year, with the real next-gen Pokemon coming up, and with the Detective Pikachu hype to give it a boost.

...The real surprise though is X1 outselling PS4.

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#36 Posted by I_P_Daily (12362 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@i_p_daily said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@Solaryellow:

At this point who doesn't own a PS4/Xone?

@GameboyTroy still doesn't own a PS4

Watch out Gameboy will accuse you of gaslighting and will no doubt run to the mods lol.

LOL, it's a shame that I'm not, there's only one mod that hates me, but I'm still friendly with the rest

Funny that as there's one mod who hates me too lol.

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#37 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

Looks like Nintendo may very well hit that 20m annual target they were shooting for. And they may repeat it next year, with the real next-gen Pokemon coming up, and with the Detective Pikachu hype to give it a boost.

...The real surprise though is X1 outselling PS4.

sony took their foot off the gas pedal. ending the gen horribly cancelling conferences and the sales are showing it.

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#38 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4924 posts) -

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

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#39 Posted by Xabiss (2857 posts) -
@pyro1245 said:

Must be that sweet sweet selection of 3rd-party titles. Lots of good stuff on there :)

Oh yeah, and Smash.

It really needs Slay The Spire. Insta-buy....

EDIT: Holy shit. It's a thing!

Loading Video...

THIS IS AWESOME DAMN NEWS!!! HELL YEAH!

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#40 Posted by ermacness (8135 posts) -

@KBFloYd:

Cool down sheep, let's see if this trend continues. Don't forget that it's the switch and x1x that's lagging behind the ps4 in WW sales. At least let the competition play it's game of "catch up" before spewing lol worthy nonsense like this.

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#41 Posted by Xabiss (2857 posts) -
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Mad cow disease is a terrible disease. Can someone send help for this poor guy. ROFL!

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#42 Posted by Pedro (35486 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Dat damage control.

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#43 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19811 posts) -
@ermacness said:

@KBFloYd:

Cool down sheep, let's see if this trend continues. Don't forget that it's the switch and x1x that's lagging behind the ps4 in WW sales. At least let the competition play it's game of "catch up" before spewing lol worthy nonsense like this.

Damage controlling much?

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#44 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4924 posts) -
@Xabiss said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Mad cow disease is a terrible disease. Can someone send help for this poor guy. ROFL!

It's the truth. There's no reason why the Xbox One, having a better deal than the last month for much longer, shouldn't be WAY higher than both the PS4 and the previous numbers for its last month. Jesus, they may as well introduce the new one this year. LOL!

$100 cheaper, man! Shameful! This is gonna be BAD year for Xbox One at this rate.

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#45 Posted by Techhog89 (3782 posts) -
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Might want to hold off until we actually get the numbers a few weeks from now before throwing around "yikes."

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#46 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4924 posts) -
@Pedro said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Dat damage control.

Embarrassing. One hundred dollars less than PS4 and still struggling.

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#47 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4924 posts) -
@techhog89 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Great numbers for Switch! You mean to tell me that Xbox One was $100 off for two weeks in December and barely outsold PS4 which had ZERO deals in Dec? The price cuts aren't working anymore. Yikes!

Might want to hold off until we actually get the numbers a few weeks from now before throwing around "yikes."

LOL! If Xbox One is flat or under, it's a fail either way.

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#48 Posted by ermacness (8135 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man:

There's no "damage controlling" about it. I get that the ps4 came in last place THIS time, but don't go spewing garbage because of a probable "fluke", especially when MS basically had to get a genie to grant a wish for the x1 to beat out the ps4 this holiday season.

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#49 Posted by I_P_Daily (12362 posts) -

That damage control from Benji is hilarious.

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#50 Posted by Pedro (35486 posts) -

Like clockwork the Sony fannies are in full damage control mode over unconfirmed numbers.