Nintendo Switch Outperforms PlayStation 5 in October Sales, But Sony Still Has the Edge in 2021

Published 11/12/2021, 11:13 AM EST
A Nintendo Switch home console fitted with Joy Con controllers photographed on a tabletop, taken on March 7, 2017. (Photo by James Sheppard/Future via Getty Images)


There are endless debates on which is the best gaming console for players to invest in. Some users like to go with PlayStation and Xbox whereas some like to buy Nintendo Switch for exclusive Switch games.

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Interestingly, it looks like most users are getting more attracted to the Switch console with the recent data. Furthermore, several Nintendo fans are suggesting that Nintendo might surpass PlayStation and Xbox consoles in the future. Continue reading to find more about the current situation.

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Nintendo Switch becomes the best-selling console in October

According to MatPiscatella’s data, Nintendo has surpassed PlayStaion5 in terms of best-selling hardware platform in October. He said on Twitter,” US NPD HW – Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of October in both units and dollars, aided by the launch of the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model. PlayStation 5 remains the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 year-to-date in dollars, while Nintendo Switch leads in units.”

From the above data, we can assume that the new OLED Switch Model was the major reason for Nintendo’s success. The new Switch OLED console has a 7-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1280x720p. Whereas, the standard Switch console has a 6.2-inch LCD multi-touch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1280x720p.

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Furthermore, The OLED Switch uses an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel instead of the standard Switch’s liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. Naturally, many users were drawn towards the new OLED Switch console; however, none anticipated that the launch of the OLED console will put such an impact on Nintendo’s sales.

Switch console also became the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 in terms of units. Moreover, PlayStation 5 out-shadowed the Switch console by being the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 year-to-date in dollars. Interestingly, it would be great how much more sales Switch console will have at the end of the year.

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In addition to that, there are more rumors of Nintendo releasing a new console in 2022. With such an increase in popularity for Switch console, the new console will definitely help developers earn more profit.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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