Nintendo Switch Creates Impressive New Sales Record

Nintendo Switch Creates Impressive New Sales Record

The Nintendo Switch has officially set a new, incredibly impressive sales record. According to data from the NPD Group, which was released last week, Nintendo’s latest and largest console was once again the best-selling console in the United States. Thanks to the latest numbers, this means that it has officially been the best-selling console in the United States for the last 22 months, setting a new record.

Earlier, the record was held by Xbox 360. It was the best-selling console for a total of 21 months from August 2011 to April 2013. While this small tidbit was not initially picked up and promoted by the NPD Group itself, NPD Group video game industry analyst Matt Piscatella confirmed it after making the online rounds.

That said, there is a strong possibility that the Nintendo Switch doesn’t actually continue this hot streak much longer – if at all – thanks to both the PlayStation and Xbox releasing their next-gen console in November. The PlayStation 5 is set to release on November 12 in the United States and both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be released on November 10. It is reasonable to assume that these will take a significant share of market share during the coming months.

The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, the two official models of the console, are currently available wherever such items are sold, assuming you can find either of the two in stock. Rumors and reports remain to temporarily set a new Nintendo Switch model for release next year. You can see all of our previous coverage of Nintendo here.

What do you think about the latest sales report on the Nintendo Switch? Do you think it will continue with next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Tell us in the comments, or feel free to hit me up directly on Twitter @rollinbishop Gaming to talk about all things!