We’re still in the infancy of the current PS5 vs. Xbox Series X/S console war, but Nintendo has already crushed the party. According to data and analytics firm Ampere Analysis, Nintendo’s old technology will outsell the two newcomers in 2022.
We’re not surprised that Nintendo is still dominating console sales in 2022. The Japanese tech giant has a long history of reinventing the way we play games, offering unique UX and UI design whether it’s the Switch , or Wii and Gameboy. But what is the next step? Read everything you need to know about the Switch Pro.
PS5 versus Xbox? No, it’s Switch
Ampere director Piers Harding-Rolls made a bold prediction for sales this year: the Xbox Series will sell 9 million units. PlayStation 5: 18 million, but Nintendo Switch will sell 21 million. There is further analysis in Ampère’s full video.
“It looks like the availability of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles will slowly improve over the year and we expect Sony to sell twice as much as Microsoft,” Harding-Rolls said in his Twitter video. “But in fact, the best-selling console on the market will be the Nintendo Switch with 21 million units, and that will be driven by demand for the new Nintendo Switch OLED.”
🎮Last year, the console market saw strong consumer demand met by pressure on component availability. How will this evolve in 2022? – @PiersHR Xbox Series: 9m.PlayStation 5: 18mNintendo Switch: 21mWatch the full video here: https://t.co/qE2HwpcTFZ pic.twitter.com/5mqbZeDkIhJanuary 20, 2022
There are known issues with getting parts – mostly expensive semiconductors – as well as Covid affecting labor and worldwide distribution, which have impacted both PS5 and Xbox. The Switch is old technology, so parts are easier to find and have made it much easier for Nintendo to get their console into their hands.
But let’s not forget the experience of using a Switch. It’s a beautifully crafted handheld console with a unique UX design that lets gamers decide how they want to play – on a TV or curled up on the couch under a blanket. Comfortable. The new Switch OLED model is also selling out fast.
If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5, bookmark our PS5 restock news and prices page which is updated regularly. You can also find the latest Xbox Series X/S deals on our Xbox deals tracker.