business news The Nintendo Switch dethrones the older sister of the PS5 in the United States, the historical ranking updated!
Definitely, wherever it goes, Nintendo’s portable console is wreaking havoc. At the time of the publication of the various assessments of the manufacturers and publishers of the video game industry, Big N is pulling out the muscles with foolproof figures. The latest news, the firm’s hybrid console has won the hearts of American players, so much so that it has dethroned one of its Japanese counterparts: the PS4 is forced to bow!
- Nintendo pursues its American dream
- The Nintendo Switch, soon on the sales podium in the USA?
Nintendo pursues its American dream
Recently, an avalanche of numbers has hit video game news. Before presenting the future of video games during the E3 period, video game manufacturers and publishers take a quick look in the rear view mirror. Today, the NDP Group (National Purchase Diary), through a long Twitter thread published by Mat Piscatella, came to contribute to the encrypted building that has been in place for a few days. Between the stratospheric results of its exclusives and console packs that are selling like hotcakesNintendo celebrates.
In addition to that, the hybrid hardware of the Japanese firm continues to establish its domination on the American market. During the month of April, Nintendo’s console was no joke and rose to the top of the sales charts across all media. Further still, she dominates this almost half of 2022, except in terms of pure income. Due to their price difference, the PS5 is certainly behind in terms of copies distributed but remains ahead from a financial point of view for the month of April 2022. However, the older sister has been less clever for a few days!
The Nintendo Switch, soon on the sales podium in the USA?
Thanks to its excellent results in April, the Nintendo Switch came to kick the anthill of overall sales in the United States, going so far as to bring down the PS4. It took more than 8 and a half years for the latter to reach the Top 4 in the ranking of historic sales on the North American continent, but it is now forced to give way to the Switch who is increasingly eyeing the podium and a first bronze medal.
US NPD HW – Nintendo Switch featured the highest unit sales of any hardware platform for both April and 2022 year-to-date. Xbox Series ranked 2nd in units sold during both time periods.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) May 13, 2022
For now, the podium of home consoles is monopolized by three behemoths in the history of video games. In order: PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii. Compared to the console it ousted, there are just under 3 and a half years left for it to take the place of one of Nintendo’s biggest hits. If the Switch is positioning itself more and more as the worthy heiress of the Wii, it still has a long way to go if we also take into account the sales of portable consoles. From this point of view, the Switch currently ranks sixth since the Nintendo DS and the Game Boy (two consoles from the Japanese manufacturer, definitely!) have their preserve in the historical sales rankings in the United States.