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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of 2018

What will 2019 hold?

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I was a little late to the Nintendo Switch hype, but if the recent 2018 reports from the NPD are anything to go by, I wasn’t alone in that.

Maybe it was the social pressure to get a console that was slowing growing in popularity, maybe it was the release of some big games in 2018, or maybe Nintendo just did a better job at ad targeting. Whatever the case, the Nintendo Switch ended 2018 as the best selling console in the US.

More about the numbers

According to the market research company NPD, Sony’s PlayStation 4 held the top spot for most of the year, but Nintendo made a huge rally in November which led to the company eventually claiming the top spot.

Holiday hype obviously helped with this, but also big releases like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate helped drive players to the console.

What’s next for Nintendo?

2019 should prove to be an interesting year for Nintendo. There are some great titles that are slated to release during 2019, with Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion 3 leading the way for me personally. Sadly, neither of these have a release date as of yet.

2019 could also see an update to the console itself, according to recent rumors.

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Senior Editor with a focus on all things tech and gaming. Life Adventurer. You can keep up with me on Twitter: @Josiah_Motley

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