Nintendo Switch with 60 percent market share

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of Michael Miskulin
The Nintendo Switch had a very good year in terms of console sales this year. In the past year 2020, Nintendo’s hybrid console was able to sell more than twice as often as the two competing consoles Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

According to Vgchartz, the Nintendo Switch continued to grow from year to year, while sales of the PS4 and Xbox One fell by 70 percent due to the market launch of their successors, the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. In the second week of December, the Nintendo Switch sold almost 1.4 million consoles, which is an increase of 2 percent compared to the previous year.

The Playstation 4 is 165,670 consoles (-63.9 percent year-on-year) and the Xbox One is sold at 91,966 consoles (-73.7 percent year-on-year). In contrast to Microsoft, Sony is in a better position with the new consoles and was able to sell an estimated 365,048 units and has sold an estimated 3,733,156 consoles since market launch. The Xbox Series X / S comes to 192,413 units sold in the second week of December and an estimated 2,009,716 consoles sold since market launch.

Faster sales of Nintendo Switch than Playstation 4

The Nintendo Switch is now in its fourth year since its market launch and during this time it has seen a sales pace similar to that of the Playstation 4 since it was launched. It was only last year that the Nintendo Switch overtook the PS4 and sold around 7 million units more than the PS4 in its fourth year since its launch. After its first 45 months, the Nintendo Switch has sold 70.9 million consoles, while the Playstation 4 has sold 62.31 million units after its first 45 months. The PS4 took five months longer to sell 71 million copies.

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The total sales of the Nintendo Switch are around 72.5 million consoles sold. Here the Playstation 4 is still clearly ahead with a total of 114.5 million copies sold. The Xbox One comes in comparison to a total of around 49 million sold consoles. If you only take 2020 into account, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 23.5 million times this year. The Playstation 4 will have 8.3 million consoles and Xbox One around 2.7 copies in 2020. The Playstation 5 has an estimated 3.7 million copies and the Xbox Series X / S combined an estimated 2 million consoles sold in 2020.

Source: Vgchartz, via ComputerBase

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