Microsoft may not officially reveal Xbox One unit sales anymore, but The NPD Group does give us a good understanding of how well the console is doing. According to the research firm, Xbox One dollar and unit sales last month were better than any January since its launch (via VentureBeat).
“PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One all performed well in the month of January,” said NPD analyst Piscatella. “In dollar sales, the gap between the top-selling platform and the third best-selling was only 3 percent. Nintendo Switch was the month’s best-selling platform in Unit sales, while PlayStation 4 topped dollar sales. Xbox One dollar and unit sales in January 2018 are the highest achieved for the platform in a January month.”
Even without numbers, it’s impressive to see the gap between the top-selling and third-best selling platforms was only 3%. The console gaming market appears to be incredibly healthy, especially after the release of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X.
“Hardware spending in January 2018 grew 119 percent when compared to year ago, to $278 million,” Piscatella said. “Spending gains were driven by Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 hardware sales growth.”
At the end of January, Microsoft also released the company’s Q2 FY18 financial report, which can be read here.