Nintendo Swap lifetime gross sales beat PlayStation 4

The Nintendo Swap‘s versatility has made it the bestselling console for the final 5 years. It has bought so nicely, in truth, that it has surpassed the lifetime gross sales of the PS4, in accordance with The NPD Group.

Mat Piscatella, govt director and gaming business advisor for The NPD Group, tweeted the gross sales figures for the Turn on Friday. He factors out that the Swap is now the fourth highest unit promoting console in U.S, and the sixth highest promoting console total, coming behind simply three different bestselling consoles of all time, the PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii, Nintendo’s legacy console. He additionally stated that the Swap bought extra models than every other console final month and outpaced Xbox Sequence X/S year-to-date.

US NPD HW – Lifetime unit gross sales of Nintendo Swap have now surpassed these of PlayStation 4, making it the 4th highest unit promoting console in U.S. historical past, and the sixth highest unit promoting online game {hardware} platform total. In console it trails solely PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii.

— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) Could 13, 2022

The Swap’s lifetime gross sales milestone can maybe be attributed to the console’s low price ticket in comparison with its opponents. Nintendo sells the unique Swap console for $299, whereas the Swap Lite goes for $199 and the OLED mannequin sells at $349, making the Swap fairly inexpensive.

Nonetheless, the PS5 nonetheless takes the lead by way of greenback gross sales. “PlayStation 5 led April in {hardware} greenback gross sales, trailed carefully by Xbox Sequence and Nintendo Swap. Xbox Sequence has generated the best {hardware} {dollars} of any platform year-to-date, adopted by PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Swap,” Piscatella wrote in a reply.

The PS5’s $499 price ticket definitely helps Sony generate income, however the wholesome gross sales are a very good signal the console is turning into extra obtainable regardless of shortages. Sony stated that it’ll find a way to promote 18 million consoles worldwide throughout this fiscal 12 months, which can put an finish to the shortages, however gained’t be sufficient to fulfill rising shopper demand. Hey, it’s higher than nothing.

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