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.
Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch has surpassed Xbox One in terms of total sales in the UK. Next it has PS3 in its sights
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 3, 2022
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:
Lots of theories around this. The years and years of getting games very late. The fact so many Xbox and PS games are made on the UK. It’s a small country so portable gaming isn’t as big. It’s a competitive market with all 3 main platforms close in sales
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 4, 2022
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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