Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in both units and dollars in February after recovering from a weaker January, according to NPD’s Mat Piscatella. Last month, the PS5 took first place as the best-selling gaming hardware in the US, while the Switch fell behind the Xbox Series X.
The Switch and PS5 have been trading places as the number one console since the PS5 broke Switch’s almost three-year streak Last October. His time at the top was short-lived, however, as the new OLED switch boosted sales of the console, returning it to the number one position through November and December 2021. So far in 2022, Switch has sold the most units, while PS5 has made the most money.
Of course, the Switch’s on-and-off reign has a lot to do with availability. the global chip shortage has made it hard to find a PS5 and Xbox Series X without paying speculator prices. Meanwhile, the Switch, a console now five years old, has become slightly easier to find in stores and online Despite Nintendo cuts its production by 20 percent until March 2022. Whenever Xbox Series X and PS5 availability improves, it will be interesting to see how Switch sales increase.
As for the best-selling game, elden ring took the top slot (if you hadn’t guessed). However, what makes this victory even more impressive is that elden ring it had only been available for four days in the month of February, and its sales still managed to outstrip the newly released Horizon II: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.