Nintendo Switch Claims 3rd In All-Time US Console Sales

The hybrid console dethroned Xbox 360 and now stands in the shadow of the DS and PlayStation 2.

Story Highlights

  • The Nintendo Switch is now the 3rd best-selling console in the United States.
  • Nintendo’s hybrid system took the spot from Xbox 360 with over 132.5 million units sold.
  • Rumors about its successor are in full swing; no official information has been revealed at the moment.

The sales data for November 2023 has revealed that Nintendo Switch has dethroned the Xbox 360 to take the third spot in the United States’ all-time console sales. Circana Analyst Mat Piscatella took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to reveal the news regarding the hybrid console’s latest milestone. As of this report, the Switch stands behind the DS and PlayStation 2 during the tracking period from 1995 to the present.

Rumors about the successor of Nintendo Switch are in full swing as we close in on the end of its lifecycle. Even with the dawn of a new system on the horizon, this hybrid system continues to set records. Moreover, it’s also responsible for contributing to the growth of portable gaming hardware, allowing stronger systems to enter the market and increase competition.

The Switch launched in 2017 as part of the eighth generation of consoles, competing against the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It has managed to sell over 132.5 million units worldwide since its initial release with the majority of its first-party games moving over twenty million copies. Even the more recent titles like last year’s Pokemon Scarlet and Violet & 2023’s Tears of The Kingdom have sold over 23 million and 19 million respectively.

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After the success of Nintendo’s Wii and the subsequent disaster with the Wii U, things took a turn for the better once Switch arrived on the scene. Not only do players hold the system in high regard, but its default design and the OLED model revealed the existing market for such hardware. In an interview with The Washington Post, Greg Coomer of Valve praised the device, referring to it as a great product from Nintendo.

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch

While the industry may be filled with rumors of the imminent successor of the Nintendo Switch with many claims being made about its new features, there’s no official information available at the moment.

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