The PS5 takes on the Nintendo Switch, ending a nearly 3-year streak

The PS5 takes on the Nintendo Switch, ending a nearly 3-year streak ...

According to Mat Piscatella, executive director of the NPD group, the PlayStation 5 beat the Nintendo Switch in September US sales, ending a 33-month streak for the Switch. Sony's PS5, which is still notoriously difficult to find due to a global chip shortage, is the Switch' first monthly sales leader since November 2018.

Piscatella notes that the PlayStation 5 has beaten the Switch in sales dollars so far this year, but that Nintendo's console (which costs less than the PS5) still leads in units sold this time around. Since the PS5's debut in July, Sony has sold 10 million PS5, a little more than its predecessor, the PlayStation 4.

Despite this, remaining the top-selling console for 33 consecutive months is a huge accomplishment for the Nintendo Switch. As we approach Black Friday and Christmas, all eyes will be on these two platforms -- as well as Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S.

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