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PriceSpy, which is an impartial price and product comparison site, has some new insights into what is the most popular console. So what is it? Drum roll please…
The Nintendo Switch!
For the past two years, Nintendo has outplayed both Sony and Microsoft in overall popularity.
Here are the stats:
- Nintendo Switch is currently the most popular console on PriceSpy (1 January 2019 to date), followed by the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB and Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB
- Nintendo now ranks overall most popular brand within the gaming shopping category on PriceSpy, followed by Sony and Microsoft (1 January 2019 to date)
- In 2018, Nintendo Switch also claimed the top spot as overall most popular console, followed by Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB and Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB
The New Zealand Country Manager for PriceSpy, Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett said, “Whilst consumer interest appears to be up the up, historical pricing insights for the Nintendo Switch show the console’s actual price point has remained fairly static, varying by just $79 between $469 to $538. In comparison to the second and third most popular consoles, the historical pricing insights tell a different story. Both the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB and Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB have varied massively in price points, suggesting retailers are offering bigger discounts on these models to entice consumer in to make a purchase. Looking at our popularity data, what’s particularly interesting is this price-drop tactic appears to have paid off for Microsoft, as our insights show that popularity for the Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB has increased significantly since the start of 2018, jumping from 856/108,000 (1 January 2018) to an impressive 40/108,000 today.”
Lisa: “With the limelight shining bright on Nintendo at the moment, now may actually provide a good opportunity for PlayStation and Xbox fans to pick up a bargain console.
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