The Nintendo Switch is once again the best-selling console

The Nintendo Switch surpassed Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 sales in unit and dollar sales in February after rebounding from a weaker January, according to NDP’s Mat Piscatella. Last month, the PS5 took the top spot as the top-selling gaming hardware in the US, while the Switch came in behind the Xbox Series X.

The Switch and PS5 have traded places as the number one console since the PS5 broke the Switch’s nearly three-year streak last October. Its time at the top was short-lived, however, as the new OLED Switch boosted console sales, returning it to the top spot thanks to November and December 2021. So far in 2022, the Switch has sold the most units, while the PS5 has made the most money.

Of course, the Switch’s intermittent reign has a lot to do with availability. The global chip shortage has made it difficult to find a PS5 and Xbox Series X without paying dealer prices. Meanwhile, the Switch – a now five-year-old console – has become a little easier to find in stores and online despite Nintendo cutting production by 20% until March 2022. Whenever the Xbox Series X and PS5 availability will improve, so it’ll be interesting to see how sales of the Switch stack up.

As for the best-selling game, Ring of Elden took first place (if you couldn’t guess). What makes this victory all the more impressive, however, is that Ring of Elden was only released for four days in the month of February – its sales still managed to overtake the new Horizon II: Forbidden West and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.


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