As the continues to inch nearer to the dawn from the next-generation for console gaming with the Xbox Series X slated with this November alongside the PlayStation 5 that very same release window, it should be noted one of this definition is already commercially available. That being the Nintendo Switch: while it doesn't perform as heavily as its counterparts, the system does do more using its character and attractive first-party lineup of titles.
Since its retail debut back in 2022, the hybrid handheld console has illustrated to become a frontrunner for commercial gaming as the Nintendo Switch is constantly on the climb the charts as one of the most prolific products originating from Nintendo. Around this month, the Nintendo Switch continues to be recorded to exceeding roughly 60 million units.
But in contrast to this season in 2022, the system is disclosed to become not only the very best selling console of the past month (July), but additionally dons the crown as the best selling console for the entirety of 2022. The data was disclosed by NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella who shared the news on Twitter.
While gross hardware sales did dip in contrast to this time around last year – even during the global pandemic we are currently residing in – Nintendo Switch still overtakes both the Xbox One and also the PlayStation 4. Also featuring the launch of Paper Mario: The Origami King last month, the title does stand as the #1 seller on the Nintendo eShop. But overall, the game takes 3rd with Sucker Punch Productions' Ghost of Tsushima overtaking first in front of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Looking ahead for that Nintendo Switch, the system does illustrate potential to overtake both current-generation systems well before the end of its lifecycle. Well, it already has for just one. In early December, it had been recorded the Nintendo Switch overtook the Xbox One's lifetime sales in only under the half its lifespan at that time. You can read the full report by heading here.
What are your thoughts on the growing success for the Nintendo Switch?