Maybe it is not an enormous shock, on condition that apparently Swap homeowners are the most probably to personal one other console, however in 2020, the Nintendo Swap outsold Xbox and PlayStation within the UK by quite a bit. Like… quite a bit quite a bit.
It is tempting to see this as an enormous success for Nintendo, and it’s, nevertheless it’s additionally an enormous success for us – the individuals who play video games. Greater than ever, consoles are transferring away from the concept of “rival” consoles, and away from the concept that video video games are for youngsters and nerds, with accessible household video games, health video games, and even video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons that apparently drove some folks to purchase additional family Switches. After all, loads of Nintendo video games are Swap-exclusive, and though Xbox and Sony have their justifiable share of exclusives, it pales compared to Nintendo’s first-party, Swap-only choices, which might be why many individuals appear to personal a Swap in addition to one other console.
With the the addition of cheaper, handheld-only Swap Lites for youthful folks and anybody who is not fussed about taking part in on the TV (and some predictions concerning the 2021 addition of a Swap Professional) the Nintendo Swap household just isn’t as massive because the Xbox or PlayStation, which makes its gross sales all of the extra spectacular. After all, we’ll most likely have to attend some time longer to search out out extra concerning the Swap Professional… until yesterday’s pretend leak of a Nintendo Direct this weekend seems to be true. (It will not.)
Do you personal a Nintendo Swap as your first, or second console? Do you suppose the pandemic boosted Swap gross sales? Talk about your ideas beneath.