Nintendo Switch hardware sales beat the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 over the same period.
The Nintendo Switch sold out more than the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 over the same period. It comes out of one Ampere analysis report The switch sold 5.86 million times more sales in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 12% over the same period last year.
For comparison: the Xbox Series X / S sold 1.31 million units during the same period. The PlayStation 5 doubled the Xbox Series X / S numbers and came with 2.83 million consoles in the same segment.
Both consoles suffer from inventory shortages and unpredictable availability, mostly due to semiconductor shortages caused by the Govit-19 infection. Scalping has become a big problem. Foxconn CEO Young Liu hopes the shortfall will last until mid-2022. Sony does not think they will be able to meet the demand this year. Sony and Microsoft are not affected by the chip shortage. Nintendo has also confirmed that the switch has affected production, thus making sales performance even more impressive.
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