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Nintendo Switch Selling Better Today Than Xbox One and PS4 Did Last Year

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Nintendo Switch Selling Better Today Than Xbox One and PS4 Did Last Year

Nintendo Switch sales are passing the sales numbers of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 of last year. Which is an impressive mark of success, or at least proof of keeping up with the competition.

This comes from a new chart published by Statista, which was compiled following Nintendo's most recent Switch sales data, where the company revealed it has claimed two-thirds of September 2017's console U.S. hardware sales. A press release from Nintendo reads:

“In September, the Nintendo Switch system was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been No. 1, and the fifth time overall in the seven months since its launch."

This came after the news that Nintendo Switch reached 2 million units sold in America alone, garnering both an internal and competitive achievement. 

The chart from Statista compares the U.S. Nintendo Switch sales in 2017 to the best-selling platforms of 2016, and sure enough, it's selling better than the competitors did in 2016. 

Nintendo Switch Selling Better Today Than Xbox One and PS4 Did Last Year

This data only applies to the U.S. and both the Xbox One and PS4 have been on the market for several more years than the Nintendo Switch, but this may have silenced some of Nintendo's ever-present skeptics. 

The Nintendo Switch is available now, with the assumed next big hit, Super Mario Odyssey, to be released on October 27.

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