The new generation could not be done before the monster that is the Nintendo Switch, because despite carrying 3 years in the market, the hybrid console exceeded Sales to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S in its launch month.
According to Dear Vgchartz and NPD Group, PS5 would have sold around 2.5 million units around the world; Very good numbers, but who pale against those of the switch, which only in the United States sold 1.35 million consoles in November.
Although official figures were not announced worldwide, approximate data indicate that the Nintendo machine would have displaced at least twice as many units, we are talking about about 3 million platforms.
However, it is believed that this figure could rise exponentially due to the switch in China, where it is the best sold console and that in that country have not officially entered PS5 or Xbox series X / S.
US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 Was November’s Best-Selling Hardware Platform in Consumer Spending, While Nintendo Switch LED The Market In Units Sold.
Another thing that revealed the data where the sales of the Nintendo Switch were shown, is that the Xbox Series X would have been well below this platform, and from PS5, this even though Phil Spencer said that this had been the best Launch in the story of the brand.
According to the analyst of the videogame industry, Daniel Ahmad, X / S series would have been below what was achieved by Xbox One 7 years ago. Although Microsoft, faithful to their habit, did not give the figures from their sales, several reports indicate that their new console does not even move half of units that moves the PlayStation 5.
From the npd (US) Release- PS5 HAD The Biggest Launch Month For Any Console in The Us, Beating The Previous Record Holder Which Was The PS4.- The Switch Was The Top Selling Console in November Due to High Demand and Sufficient Supply.- The Series X | S Debuted Lower Than XB1 https://t.co/slkd5le5h5
However, this does not mean that it has a bad performance, on the contrary; He points out that Microsoft has taken a conservative position for this generation, focusing more on the services than on the sale of hardware or software.
Also, the one that the Switch sells more than PS5 and Xbox is due, among other things, that Nintendo did had enough product to meet the demand, while Sony and Microsoft have suffered to supply consoles to stores and therefore, his fans.