The Nintendo Switch has got off to a much stronger start than its predecessor the Wii U, but its early success isn’t cannibalising the PlayStation 4’s sales, according to SIE group president Andrew House. There’s been a good tussle between the two systems recently in the monthly NPD report, but it seems that regardless of whether it’s winning or losing those United States-based bouts, Sony’s happy with where its platform’s at.
And to be fair, it should be: all of the indications are that the PS4 is up year-over-year around the globe, which is a phenomenal result considering Sony itself seemed to forecast that the fiscal year that’s just finished would be the format’s peak. Instead, it’s looking like last year’s dizzying figures will either be matched – or potentially even bettered, depending on how hard it goes during the holiday period.
Ultimately, this is all good news for the industry at large. With the Switch selling well, the PS4 doing the business as usual, and the Xbox One X on the way, perhaps we may see some meaningful growth in the industry at long last.