Nintendo Switch Continues Dominance Over PlayStation 4 And Xbox One As US Sales Reach 2 Million Units
The Nintendo Switch extended its dominance over the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, again outselling its rival consoles in September as sales in the United States topped the 2 million mark.
Any doubts that Nintendo has clawed its way back to relevance in the video game industry has been shattered by now, with the success of the Nintendo Switch paving the company's path into the future.
Nintendo Switch Success Continues
Nintendo, in a press release, touted figures released by the NPD Group, which monitors sales in the U.S. video games industry, for the month of September.
Nintendo Switch topped console sales in September, beating the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One for three months in a row now. This is also the fifth month that the Nintendo Switch was able to accomplish the feat out of the seven months that the hybrid console has been in the market.
According to Nintendo, sales for the Nintendo Switch in the United States have already gone over 2 million units. The company was quick to note that the milestone was reached without the hybrid console yet going through its first crack at the holiday shopping season, when the Nintendo Switch is expected to be a very popular choice for purchases.
Combining the sales of the Nintendo Switch with that of the Nintendo 3DS and the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo systems actually made up two-thirds of the total video game hardware sales in September.
Nintendo, meanwhile, also performed well on the software side of things, with Nintendo Switch games taking up a few spots among the best-selling titles for September. The quirky Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was at No. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was at No. 10, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was at No. 11.
What's Next For The Nintendo Switch
The highly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey will likely give another huge boost for the Nintendo Switch once it launches on Oct. 27, sending the hybrid console into the holiday shopping season. Other upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch that will provide it with more momentum are Doom on Nov. 10, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nov. 17, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Dec. 1.
However, given the expected massive demand for the Nintendo Switch in the holiday season, combined with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé all but confirming that there will be a Nintendo Switch supply shortage, it may become very hard to get your hands on one once the holiday shopping season starts to ramp up. Customers planning to buy the Nintendo Switch should try purchasing the hybrid console before the frenzy starts.