The Nintendo Switch became the best-selling console of 2022, ahead of the PS5.

Nintendo Switch ranks #1 in game console sales in the US in 2022. Despite being released in 2017, it has managed to do better than newer consoles like PS5 or Xbox Series X and S.

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While the Switch recently became the best-selling console of all time in France, Nintendo also boasts sales dominance in 2022. Indeed, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the United States in December 2022 based on the number of units sold. , according to The NPD Group.

As such, the console continues to be the most popular machine, even though the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been on the market for over two years now and the shortage seems to be slowly fading. Recall that in February 2022, Switch sold 103 million copies worldwide, surpassing PS1 and Wii.

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That being said, NPD also confirmed that the PlayStation 5 brought in more revenue than the Switch, and therefore became the top-selling console in terms of revenue. This is because both PlayStation 5 models are currently $400 (Digital Edition) and $500 in the US, while the Nintendo OLED model is only $350. Its standard version costs just under $300, and there’s an even more affordable Nintendo Switch Lite version priced at $200.

NPD data for 2022 shows that consumers collectively spent $56.6 billion on software and hardware in the video game industry, representing a 5% decrease in consumer spending compared to 2021. allow the industry to recover.

In terms of best-selling games of 2022, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes out on top ahead of other notable titles like Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok and Madden NFL 23.

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