Switch vs PS5 vs Xbox Series X sales figures: Nintendo console sets huge marker | Games | Entertainment
The Nintendo Switch has just taken an incredible new sales milestone. Earlier this year, the Nintendo Switch celebrated its fourth anniversary with the release of the hit hybrid console on March 3, 2017. And now, Ninty has revealed how many units the console has sold between its launch and the end of March. of this year.
As of March 31, 2021, the Nintendo Switch had sold 84.59 million units.
This means that the Switch, after just over four years on sale, has already sold more than the Xbox 360 and Gameboy Advance in its lifetime.
The Switch is already the eighth best-selling console of all time, and sits right behind the PS3 it is expected to soon eclipse.
The PS3 sold 87.4 million consoles during its lifetime, with the Nintendo Wii being the next highest ranking console of all time, with 101.63 million units sold over its lifetime.
Analysts had previously predicted that the Switch could eclipse the Wii’s all-time sales numbers this year, and when all is said and done, it could be high on the list of best-selling consoles of all time.
The PS2 is the most popular console of all time, with 155 million units sold, with the Nintendo DS not too far behind at 154.02 million.
The latest Switch sales figures set an enviable marker for the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X launched last November, launching the ninth generation of consoles.
The latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft have been hit by widespread stockouts since their launch, which continue around the world.
Despite this, the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles still sold millions of units.
According to a new analysis by VGChartz, between launch and April 24, the PS5 managed to sell more than the Xbox Series X and S.
Globally, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are said to have sold just under eight million units (7.94 million) and the Xbox Series X and S at 4.75 million.
If the supplies were more plentiful than the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S undoubtedly would have sold a lot more.
The Switch itself was hit last year by stock shortages around the world when coronavirus lockdowns first hit, with Nintendo recently warning that the Switch could suffer from low stock again in 2021. due to the semiconductor shortage that has plagued the PS5 and Xbox.
Either way, the Switch over its first four years on sale set an impressive marker for the PS5 and Xbox Series X to try and match. And right now, that huge Switch sales momentum shows no signs of slowing down.