The American company NPD, which is involved in video game market research, shared the results of sales of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in April 2020 in the USA, which turned out to be much better than expected. Information was also released on the sales of several latest titles.
According to the data (via MediaPlayNews), in April, about 411,000 units of PlayStation 4 were sold in the United States (expected sales were 235,000), about 329,000 units of Xbox One (expected sales 175,000) and as many as about 329,000 units of Xbox One (expected sales 175,000). 808,000 Nintendo Switch consoles (expected sales 400,000). Of course, such high sales are mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which in recent months has forced many people to spend most of their free time at home. It is also worth noting, that these are the best April results of all the aforementioned devices in the history of their existence, and the total revenue amounted to about 420 million dollars.
As far as games are concerned, we found out that the best selling debuting games in April were Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and GTA V are also doing well all the time, still in the top five (via gamesindustry.biz). The total revenue of all titles in the previous month was $ 251 million. This is 8% more than last year's figure for the same period ($232.4 million).