Analyst firm NPD Group has published a report on the sales of consoles on the territory of the United States of America in April. According to her, the cost of buying a Nintendo Switch, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 was $420 million, up 163% compared to the same period last year. This is accompanied by video game sales.
Terms of sales of consoles April 2020 is the most successful month since 2008, when spending buyers for this category of goods amounted to $427 million. This year users spent on console $1.2 billion, which is 30 % more than in the same period of 2019.
And again Nintendo Switch bypassed Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This year will go on sale next-generation console Xbox Series and PlayStation X 5, so gamers less acquired the new system in the past months. But April 2020 and excelled in this. Sales in dollar terms of each platform increased by more than 160 % compared with the previous year. A huge number of people who missed the current generation of consoles, we decided in April to fix it. But Nintendo Switch remains among the best-selling systems. Moreover, the annual sales of hybrid console are the highest of all hardware platforms in U.S. history.
But consumers have paid attention not only to the console. Sales of headsets, gamepads and game cards (basically gift) has increased. Said analyst Matt Piscatella (Mat Piscatella) in April 2020 spending on these categories amounted to $384 million, an increase of 49 % compared to last year. With the beginning of the year revenues increased by 8% to $1.3 billion.
The most sold accessory in April became the black controller DualShock 4, but in the first place for the year 2020 is Nintendo Pro Controller Switch. Headset last month also set a new record, doubling the sale of April 2018 (the previous record holder). Best selling headset was Xbox One Ear Force Recon 70 Black Gaming Headset from Turtle Beach. However in 2020 most bought Xbox One Ear Force Stealth Wireless Headset 600.