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Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed PS4 Lifetime Sales in the US

Nintendo Switch lifetime unit sales have now surpassed those of the PS4. It’s a huge achievement, especially considering the gap in the launch of both consoles. The PS4 had a 4 year head start, as it launched in November 2013. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch arrived in March 2017. To be exact, there is a 3.5 year gap between the launch of both game consoles.

Matt Piscatella, eexecutive director and video game industry advisor at The NPD Group, took to Twitter to highlight that the Nintendo Switch featured the highest unit sales of any hardware platform for both April and 2022 year-to-date. The Xbox Series consoles came in at 2nd place in terms of units sold during both April and 2022 year-to-date.

Matt further elaborated that lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch have now surpassed those of the PS4, making it the 4th highest unit selling console in US history, and the 6th highest unit selling video game hardware platform overall, trailing only the PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii.

Meanwhile, in terms of dollar sales, the PS5 led the month of April, trailed closely by Xbox Series consoles and the Nintendo Switch. However, the Xbox Series has generated the highest hardware dollars of all three platforms year-to-date, followed by the PS5 and Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid machine that can be docked for use as a home console or carried about as a portable device. Its wireless Joy-Con controllers, which have regular buttons and directional analogue sticks for user input, motion detection, and tactile feedback, may be attached to both sides of the console for portable play. They may also be used independently in the hand, similar to the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, to give a standard home console gamepad experience, or they can be connected to a grip device to provide a traditional home console gamepad experience.

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