The versatility of the Nintendo Switch has made it the best-selling console of the past 5 years. It sold so well, in fact, it surpassed PS4 full-time sales, according to The NPD Group.
Mat Piscatella, game industry executive and advisor for NPD Group, tweeted Sales figures for the Switch on Friday. He pointed out that the Switch is currently the fourth-best-selling console in the United States and the sixth-best-selling console overall, behind only the three best-selling consoles of all time, PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii. , Nintendo’s legacy console. He also said that the Switch sold more units than any other console last month and outstripped the Xbox Series X/S year-to-date.
US NPD HW – Nintendo Switch lifetime sales have now surpassed PlayStation 4, becoming the 4th best-selling console in US history and the highest selling video game hardware platform 6th in general. In consoles, it trails only PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii.
& mdash; Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) May 13, 2022
The Switch’s lifetime sales milestone is probably due to the console’s low price compared to its competitors. Nintendo sells the original Switch console for $299, while the Switch Lite costs $199 and the OLED model sells for $349, making the Switch quite affordable.
Still, the PS5 still leads in dollar sales. “PlayStation 5 leads April in terms of dollar hardware sales, followed by Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch. Xbox Series generated the highest number of hardware dollars of any platform to date, followed by PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch,” Piscatella wrote in a blog post. Reply.
The PS5’s $499 price tag certainly helps Sony generate revenue, but the good sales are a good sign that the console is becoming more available despite the shortage. Sony says it will be able to sell 18 million consoles worldwide this financial year, which may end the scarcity, but won’t be enough to meet growing consumer demand. use. Hey, better than nothing.