Even in 2022, people can’t seem to agree on whether PCs or consoles offer a better gaming experience. If you’re more into the latter, this post will appeal to you regardless of which brand of device you purchased. By far, the most popular consoles in everyone’s view are Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox. We won’t even go back to the days of the Atari and Sega Mega Drive game consoles.
Many of you, however, are aware that Nintendo’s Switch is no slouch when it comes to sales, which is why we’re about to take a deeper look at which of these companies is actually the most successful.
Spoiler alert, when two adversaries are busily fighting each other, another challenger will simply swoop in and steal everyone’s hearts.
When Compared To Ps5 And Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch Is The Clear Winner
Yes, even though many will try to refute this assertion, this is the genuine truth. Even while Sony and Microsoft seem to have the market cornered on console sales, this is far from the case.
And certainly, we are about to back up this assertion with actual proof, which will reflect the world precisely as it is, unaltered, just as you’ve gotten used to reading stuff on our website.
Cribbage Challenge, a popular gaming website, has analyzed Google search data from the past year to see how many people are interested in playing the game.
That being said, what is the point? Examining the preferences of European console gamers across the continent. And the results will undoubtedly raise a lot of heads.
It turns out that the Nintendo Switch was the most-searched topic in 24 different nations, with the highest numbers coming from France, Spain, and the Netherlands, according to the aforementioned report.
Maybe you heard that since its official introduction in 2017, Nintendo has sold over 108 million Switch consoles worldwide, including over 28 million in Europe alone.
The scenario for Microsoft’s Xbox gaming systems is not as rosy as many had hoped, as evidenced by the above screenshot.
As for the platform exclusives, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe easily outshines the likes of Forza Horizon (Xbox) and God of War (PlayStation).
It’s true; with over 46 million copies sold, it’s the best-selling console game of all time.
That’s a huge drop in the bucket when compared to, say, the 20 million copies of God of War (2018) that have been sold.
The Fifth Generation Of Playstation
We return to Sony’s PS5 and the news that it has been the most sought-after console in 20 different countries, further solidifying its lead over its major competitor, Xbox.
Germany, Norway, and Turkey are among the nations where Sony’s next-gen system has the most market share.
Despite stock shortages since its release in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units globally, the company stated two months ago (June 2022).
Another thing to take into consideration here is the fact that sales in Europe for the PS5 actually plummeted by 44% in the first half of this year.
What’s Up With The Xbox X|S Series
We’re not going to stop here, and we will continue by adding that this study also discovered that the Xbox Series X only reigned in popularity in three countries.
In particular, we’re thinking of complete dominance over Hungary, Kosovo, and the United Kingdom (which came as no surprise).
More than 15 million Xbox consoles have been sold since the console’s official 2020 release, and quarterly sales have surpassed those of the PS5 in each of the past three quarters.
Despite the fact that Microsoft’s gaming console is selling better, the PlayStation 5 is still a strong contender.
However, as we are about to show you, that wasn’t always the case when it comes to sold units, and Xbox still has a lot of ground to cover in this sales fight.
Sony’s Ps4 Console Outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One By A Factor Of Two.
We doubt you knew this, but a high-profile case is currently being heard in Brazil. And no, it’s not the sequel to the Johnny Depp against Amber Heard, we’re still talking about consoles.
Apparently, Microsoft is attempting to defend its Activision Blizzard acquisition from the Brazilian competition commission, and some fairly fascinating data have surfaced as a result.
Some official court documents indicated that the Xbox One game console from Microsoft, the Series X|S’ predecessor, sold less than half of Sony’s PlayStation 4 since they were first released.
You probably want hard data, so I won’t waste any time. The Japanese corporation responsible for the PlayStation has recently announced its final PS4 sales data.
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the PlayStation 4 is the second most popular home console of all time, with 117.2 million units sold.
Judging from those data, we may estimate that Xbox One consoles must have sold less than around 58.5 million copies.
Feel free to laugh at this if you like, but these stats actually position the Xbox One directly below the NES, and only just above the SNES consoles.
This demonstrates that the world isn’t necessarily how we imagine it to be and that the truth can always be found in the data.
Why did the Switch come out on top when two industry heavyweights went head to head? What immediately springs to mind is its adaptability.
With the Switch, you can play video games anywhere, without a television or other display device. Furthermore, it remains to be seen how the Steam Deck does versus the Nintendo Switch.
While it’s true that Xbox Cloud Gaming and PlayStation Now allow you to play your favorite console games from any location, the Switch is far more portable and convenient. Which of the three consoles discussed here is your top pick? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.