As Switch games continue to top the charts, it comes as no surprise The NPD Group is reporting Nintendo's hybrid system is also the best-selling hardware platform for the month of July. NPD's games industry analyst Mat Piscatella explained how the Switch had been at the forefront of hardware sales on seven occasions:
Nintendo Switch was July’s best-selling hardware platform in both dollars and units sold...This is the seventh month that Switch has led in hardware dollar sales since launching in March 2017, and the first since December 2017.
Hardware spending for 2018 year-to-date has increased by 21 percent, now totaling $1.9 billion. Piscatella stated how "Plug N Play devices such as NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition have driven growth" and "Year-to-date hardware spending" was at its highest since 2011.
In June, the NES Classic Mini dominated the charts, in terms of the number of units sold. The SNES Classic Mini has also given overall hardware sales a boost.