Unlike Japan, where the Nintendo Switch was dominating in 2017, the North America console market was much more competitive. The Switch was battling the PS4 in North America for the monthly sales trophy, with each console winning about half of the months.
According to NPD sales data, the Switch was the best selling console in the US in December, winning the most important month of the year.
It was confirmed by Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, who revealed the sales data on Twitter. The Switch was the best selling console, followed by the Xbox One, with the PS4 falling to third place for the last month of 2017.
Overall, it looks like 2017 was a tight race between the Switch and PS4. We’ll have to wait for the official numbers from Nintendo and Sony for an accurate comparison.
Was trying to just thank folks for supporting us and the incredible success following the launch of Xbox One X. But yes Xbox outsold PS4 in December for Gen 8 consoles according to NPD data, while Nintendo also had a great month as Switch had most overall units.
— Aaron Greenberg 🍗🔥🍳🙅♂️ (@aarongreenberg) January 12, 2018