With the financial report season in full swing, the NationalPD Group has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch has surpassed PlayStation 4 in total lifetime sales in the United States, making it the fourth finest-selling videogame console of all time in the region.
Nintendo announced that the Switch was up 107.65 million units sold at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, the period ending on March 31, resulting in a strong year, which also became the world''s fifth best-selling videogame platform, surpassing both the Nintendo Wii and its original PlayStation.
The US NPD HW Lifetime unit sales of Nintendo Switch have now exceeded their levels of PlayStation 4, making it the fourth highest unit selling console in history, the sixth highest unit selling video game hardware platform in the world. In console, it surpasses only PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii.
The Switch has been placed ahead of the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii, while the PS2 is still in charge of worldwide sales, with the PS4 currently at around 117 million units sold.
Out of the new lifetime achievement, NPD Group executive director Mat Piscatella notes that the Switch was dominated by the highest unit sales of any hardware platform throughout April and 2022, with the Xbox Series X/S ranking second ahead of the PS5. However, the PS5 was insignificant in sales during April.
The Switch has also maintained its dominant position in Europe, reaching a seventh month in a row as the region''s most sought-after console.
PS5 had its best month of the year in April so far in Europe. For the seventh month in a row, the Nintendo Switch was still the No.1 console.
Nintendo had six games ranking in the top 20 best-selling games in the United States till 2022 thus far, including Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and the explosive April release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Besides Kirby, the Forgotten Land, and Mario Kart 8 are among the top 10.
Nintendo Switch Sports became number five on the US Best-Sellers List in April, with Kirbys'' new entry reaching fourth place, while Mario Kart 8 and Legends are among the top 10. Arceus is also on the rise.