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Nintendo Switch is set to outsell Sony PlayStation 4 this year: Report

For the first time since 2013 PS4 is not going to be the most sold console of the year.

  • Published: July 12, 2018 4:05 PM IST
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Nintendo Switch has had a trailblazing run since it was launched last year by selling an incredible 5 million units. It has already become the fastest-ever selling console in the first year of its launch, and is all set to change the dynamics of the console gaming market this year.

If reports are to be believed, the Sony PlayStation 4 is all set to make way for the new kid on the block that is the Nintendo Switch. As of March 2018, Nintendo has sold nearly 18 million Switch consoles worldwide. According to a prediction by Matt Piscatella of the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch will be taking over the crown from Sony’s PS4 as the most-sold console this year. Nintendo Switch will has a field day selling itself in the holiday season, and its fall lineup of releases that include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be sealing the deal.

Sony’s PS4 has been consistently winning this crown beating out its biggest rival the Xbox One since its launch in the year 2013. But what is truly fascinating about the prediction is that it does not include a single Nintendo Switch game. This might suggest that the console is a hit because of the array of games it provides and not just a few titles.

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The good news is not just for Nintendo Switch, but for Xbox One and PS4 as well. The Xbox One and PS4 combined sales will be overtaking the Xbox and PS2 sales which is a good news for the growing gaming industry.

  • Published Date: July 12, 2018 4:05 PM IST