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Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outperforms Lifetime Sales Of PlayStation 4 In The United States

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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The new generation of console hardware continues to spin circles around previous hardware juggernauts from before. In one report from Install Base, the outlet indicated that the Nintendo Switch is the most popular console ever for the Japanese firm. The story disclosed outperforming the Nintendo Wii first-party sales even. Following in its quarterly report shares the system also outselling lifetime sales of the previous system too.

More interesting is how the highest performing console – the PlayStation 4 – is being left in the dust by the PlayStation 5. In a previous report from Sony, the PlayStation 5‘s first fiscal year outpaced its predecessor. The PlayStation 5 managed to sell more units even with a constraint on production which leaves many surprised.

According to VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has now outperformed the PlayStation 4 lifetime sales for the United States. The most obvious caveat is the four-year advantage the PlayStation 4 has released in 2013 compared to the 2017-released Nintendo Switch. But despite that, the website says the Nintendo Switch has an 8.1 million unit sold advantage compared to the PlayStation 4.

Over the last year, it was reported the Nintendo Switch grew its lead by roughly 1.2 million units. For more perspective, the 61st month for PlayStation 4 (November 2018) is 27.50 million whilst Nintendo Switch (March 2022) is 35.62 million in the region. It appears the trend is to be definite as PlayStation 4 sales drop-off with the new PlayStation 5 to overshadow it.

However, there is room for more sales for the 2013 console after all. While production is limited for the new PlayStation 5, it is reported that manufacturing more PlayStation 4 consoles are on the rise as an answer to consumers for the time being according to Bloomberg. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the performance of the Nintendo Switch in the United States?

Source: VGChartz

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