Nintendo switch remains the bestselling console

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The Nintendo switch remains the bestselling console, beating the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Their different approach to the gaming landscape has set them apart and the sales of the Nintendo Switch bear witness to that.

In its lifetime, the Nintendo has now surpassed 68.3 million units sold. This already puts it past the total number of units shipped of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). According the NDP, the Switch family broke sales records in October yet again.

Nintendo was able to sell over 735,000 Switch and Switch Lite consoles in the month of October in the US, making it the second-highest October sales of any console in video game history. The outright record also belongs to Nintendo, when it sold 807,000 units of the Wii console back October back in 2008. About 22.5 million Switch units have been sold in the US market alone.

Nintendo of America president, Doug Bowser (yes that is really his name), believes that this trend is set to continue throughout the holiday shopping season, saying in a statement: “Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite continue to provide one-of-a-kind gaming experiences on the TV or on the go, allowing holiday shoppers the choice of a video game system that matches their lifestyle. Seeing encouraging sales growth like this in the fourth October of Nintendo Switch proves to us that the system has many more years and great games yet to come.”

These sales numbers mean that the Nintendo Switch remains the best-selling video game console for the 23rd month in a row. It represents the longest streak for any console in the history of the gaming industry. It is expected to change at the end of the year with the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 both now available for purchase.

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