Thirty-three. It is said soon. 33. They are the number of months that it has remained Nintendo Switch at the top of the United States sales lists. Nintendo’s historic hybrid numbers have allowed it to dominate hardware sales and be the best-selling console in the country since November 2018, when he removed the belt from PS4. And it is precisely the successor of this one who has broken the hegemony of Nintendo. For the first time since its launch, PS5 has become the preferred choice from the US market. In fact, the month of September has also served the new Sony console to become the best seller of 2021 if we measure based on dollars raised and not on units placed (where Switch remains intractable and remains above).
What impact will the Nintendo Switch OLED have?
Now the question is, Will PS5 be able to keep the crown? It has it complicated. Although little by little their stock problems are being solved, October has been the launch month of Nintendo Switch OLED and the fever for the new model has skyrocketed. In Japan, for example, there were no units for all interested parties (the demand was 5 to 7 times higher than the supply) and in the United Kingdom the figures of the platform have been revitalized, with 70% of new sales monopolized for the OLED version. As if that were not enough, this October we also had the premiere of Metroid Dread or WarioWare: Get it Together!, and very soon we will have Mario Party Superstars, three games that could well climb to the top of the platform’s rankings (the previous Super Mario Party sold more than 15 million, without going any further). Quite a few nudges for Nintendo Switch, who set the record in 33 months and continues to his own beating historical ones like Game Boy Advance. It goes for 85 million and those that remain.