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The Nintendo Switch is a bonafide global phenomenon in terms of sales and adoption, with over 111 million units sold, currently the 5th bestselling console of all-time, nipping at the heels of the PlayStation 4 and Game Boy. But apparently British people aren’t as onboard the gravy train as other regions because it turns out that the Switch just — as in, like, the last sales report — surpassed the Xbox One in sales for the UK.



The Xbox One? The one that sold only about half as much as the Switch globally with around 58 million units? Yep, apparently it did a lot better in the UK than elsewhere — or more accurately, Microsoft is a little more successful there and Nintendo is a little less. Explanations abound as to why:



Anyway, this is another feather in the Switch’s cap as it continues to vie for Total Global Saturation. We’ll be sure to report on any other milestone achievements that occur going forward.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.