Hardware spending in April 2020 grew 163% when compared to a year ago, to $420m
. This is the highest total for an April month since the $427m total achieved in April 2008. Year-to-date spending reached $1.2B, a 30% increase when compared to a year ago.
Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of Apil in both unit and dollar sales. Dollar sales of PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch each increased by more than 160 percent when compared to April 2019.
Year-to-date dollar sales of Nintendo Switch are the highest of any hardware platform in US history. The previous high was set by the Nintendo Wii in the year-to-date period ending April 2009.