The Nintendo Switch console helped Nintendo reach the highest year-to-date dollar sales for Nintendo-produced hardware since 2011. “Nintendo Switch is the best-selling hardware platform of February,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “And [for] 2019 year to date. Hardware spending in February 2019 declined 12 percent when compared to a year ago, to $277 million.
“Nintendo generated its highest February-month hardware dollar sales since February 2011,” said Piscatella. “The company also reached the highest year-to-date dollar sales for Nintendo-produced hardware since 2011.” Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was once again the platform’s best-selling game. Smash Ultimate was the No. 7 best-selling game of February in the U.S.