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Switch wasn’t the best-selling console in the UK for just three months in two years

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With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s always been difficult for the Nintendo Switch to stay at the top of the UK this month, given that the console has only been kicked out of its high position. Twice In the last two years, it probably felt like a switch Maybe … Pull it off.

Sadly, it wasn’t. Sony’s PS5 was the king during November, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo is in a bad mood. In fact, the exact opposite.

Last month, a staggering 900,000 game consoles were sold in the UK (Thanks, GamesIndustry.biz), the eighth largest console sales (excluding handhelds) and the second largest console revenue (since December 2013). ), When the demand for PS4 and Xbox One was very high).

PS5 topped and Switch topped the UK hardware chart for the third time in 24 months, yet Switch hardware sales surged 96% in the last four weeks. For ongoing demand for Black Friday and Nintendo hybrid consoles. So far this year, Switch hardware sales in the UK have increased significantly by 63.1% year-on-year.

The good news is for games as well, with Switch software accounting for nearly 35% of the 2.38 million games sold in the four weeks to November 28. Nintendo was also the most successful publisher in November, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario 3D All Stars And evergreens Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Helps beat Ubisoft in first place.

So it’s a shame that Switch wasn’t the best-selling console in the UK in November, but that’s not bad news. Given the shortage of both PS5 and Series X, I think normal service will resume fairly quickly. ..

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/for_only_the_third_month_in_two_years_switch_wasnt_the_uks_best-selling_console

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