The Nintendo Switch has passed a major sales milestone, moving ahead of the PlayStation 4 in the all-time best-selling chart.
The release of the Nintendo Switch in early 2017 took the world by storm as Nintendo’s handheld and home console enjoyed massive success following its highly anticipated launch with major titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming soon. The popular console has sold over 100 million units in 5 years and recently overtook the Wii as Nintendo’s best-selling home console worldwide. Now, a new report shows that the Switch recently passed another major milestone with the mobile console moving further into the bestseller list.
Switch has been one of the most popular video games on the market since the launch of the mobile/home console combo in March 2017 with the previous console having accumulated huge sales, holding the position as the best-selling console for almost three years from November 2018 until September 2021. The console has seen releases from most of Nintendo’s major ongoing game lines with many games such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are hailed as some of the best games in the series. Now, a new report from the NPD shows that the Switch has overtaken the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales.
A new sales report from market research firm NPD Group confirms that Switch sales in April 2022 saw the console officially surpass one of its main competitors in its early years – PS4. The new sales numbers place the Switch as the fourth-best-selling home gaming device of all time in the United States, behind PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii, and sixth-highest when combined home gaming device sales and handheld devices. Notably, standing ahead of the Switch in the combined list are two other Nintendo platforms, the Game Boy and the Nintendo DS.
Thread from NPD executive Mat Piscatella also gives some other details on video game sales in April. PlayStation 5 emerges as best-selling console for April with LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga hit Up is the top game of the month, also debuting as the second best selling game of the year. Nintendo’s recently released Nintendo Switch Sports also topped the chart as the fifth best-selling game for April with Nintendo making it to the Top 20 seven times.
The Switch milestone is considered the most recent award in a year that has seen major releases and highly anticipated revelations for Nintendo. Launched earlier this year, Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Nintendo Switch Sports have delivered success to the iconic developer, and upcoming games like Splatoon 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will continue to keep Nintendo’s momentum going. throughout the year. Overtaking the PS4 in sales adds another title to Nintendo’s long history of one of the most popular platforms of all time.
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