NES Classic Was The Biggest Console Seller In June

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NPD reports that the NES Classic was June's highest unit-selling hardware platform in the USA, beating the PlayStation 4, Nintendo's Switch, and the Xbox One. In Nintendo's case, the company had initially made a decision to discontinue making the NES Classic console which was doing very well.

"This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began in 1995", NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said in a tweet.

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Nintendo's SNES Classic was also the overall top unit selling hardware platform in the United States in September when it first debuted in stores.

Make it so Nintendo. The little retro console that could?

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However, the release of another batch of consoles has seen the console rocket to the top of the sales charts for the month - outselling its cutting-edge PS4 and Xbox One rivals in the US. The console had some great games back in the day and if I'm honest, I just want to play Mario 64 all over again.

When it comes to gaming consoles, you might only think about PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but there's an underdog which you are missing, that is NES Classic. The miniature version of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System was June 2018's best-selling console in terms of numbers sold, even edging out its own modern counterpart, the Nintendo Switch. With the Switch continuing to go from strength to strength, Nintendo is clearly finding ground in this void period while we wait for Sony or Microsoft to release their next generation of console. Tell us in the comments.

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