Nintendo Switch topped console sales once again in Feb

San Francisco: The Nintendo Switch outsold the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in both unit and dollar sales in February after bouncing back from a weaker January, media reports say.

Last month, the PS5 took the top spot as the US’ best-selling gaming hardware, while the Switch came in behind the Xbox Series X, citing Mat Piscatella, Executive Director at the NPD Group, The Verge reported.

The Switch and PS5 have been swapping spots as the number one console ever since the PS5 broke the Switch’s almost three-year streak last October.

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Its time on top was short-lived, however, as the new Switch OLED boosted the console’s sales, bringing it back to the number one position through November and December 2021.

So far, in 2022, the Switch has sold the most units, while the PS5 has made the most money, the report said.

As per the report, the global chip shortage has made it difficult to find a PS5 and Xbox Series X without paying scalpers’ prices.

Meanwhile, the Switch — a now five-year-old console — has become slightly easier to find in stores and online despite Nintendo cutting its production by 20 per cent through March 2022.

Whenever availability for the Xbox Series X and PS5 improves, it’ll be interesting to see how the Switch’s sales stack up.

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