PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo Switch in the US: Dethronement!

PlayStation 5 has overtaken Nintendo Switch in the US, breaking a nearly three-year sales lead. The hybrid console has dominated the US market since 2018 when it competed with the PS4.


The Nintendo Switch has been a worldwide success. However, all dominance is over, and for the Japanese company, that end came to a lot in the United States during September as the recently released PS5 outsold its hybrid console. This fact ended Nintendo’s 33-month dominance, the golden age of the Nintendo Switch, which began in November 2018 when Nintendo’s proposition beat the PS4 in sales.

This data was obtained thanks to figures published by the NPD Group, an organisation that provides information on consumer trends in the market. According to this, and citing user Matt Piscatella, who shared the main points of the report on Twitter, the PS5 became the most successful console in September in both units sold and profits, breaking Nintendo’s lead in the country.

As the same user recalls, the Nintendo Switch had dominated the US scene since November 2018, when it managed to outsell the PS4. These figures are complemented by other noteworthy aspects, such as Madden NFL 22 being the best-selling game in the US in September or Tales of Arise breaking records in its history by becoming the best-selling game in the franchise in its first month on the market. Check out the top ten most popular September games in the country below:


Top 10 best-selling video games in the United States

Madden NFL 22


NBA 2K22

Tales of Arise

Diablo 2: Resurrected


Call of Duty: Black Ops, Cold War

Ghost of Tsushima

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Life is Strange: True Colors


Playstation 5 v Nintendo Switch

The dethronement of the Nintendo Switch in the US could be due to several reasons. On the one hand, the PS5 is gaining ground in several areas, although Sony is considering building its chip factory due to the lack of supply. At the same time, the OLED premiere of the Nintendo Switch could have caused some change in the sales of the Nintendo Original Switch, which we have already seen in the UK and Japan. In addition, the Nintendo console hasn’t lost steam globally, as we recently learned that its lead remains untouchable in the UK, where it returned to the top of the charts for another week.

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