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Analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that Nintendo Switch sales in the US are very close to the PS2 – the best-selling console in the entire country to date. According to data obtained from stores and marketplaces, the hybrid video game is behind the great colossus of Sony Interactive Entertainment by a “mere” 1.4 million units.

This information follows sales made up to May 4, 2024, so it is possible that while you are reading this text, the video game has already surpassed the PlayStation 2 and has become the best-selling console in the United States – which is not an achievement. small.

To further boost sales of the Nintendo Switch, both in the US and around the world, the manufacturer presented a new Direct full of new features that will arrive on the device in the second half of the year and at the beginning of 2025 – involving the new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and Metroid Prime 4: Beyond.

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Nintendo Switch could be the best-selling console

It is important to mention that the Nintendo Switch still lags behind the PS2 and Nintendo DS – both in the US and global markets. Even though the difference in the United States is small, it still needs to sell a few million more units to surpass the two and become first place in the historic ranking.

According to Nintendo’s latest fiscal report, presented in April 2024, its video game had already reached 141.32 million units sold. The Nintendo DS portable has 154 million, while the PlayStation 2 remains in the lead with 155 million.

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A successor is on the way

Whether or not the Nintendo Switch will have the strength to surpass the PS2 remains uncertain, but the manufacturer does not intend to wait for that to happen to bring out its next console.

The manufacturer’s president, Shuntaro Furukawa, stated that we would only have the Direct presentation that was broadcast last week and – after that – they would focus on the announcement of the new device and its games. This could happen in the next few months, considering that its launch window is scheduled for early 2025.

Another aspect worth noting is that, even with a successor available on the market, it is possible that they will continue producing Nintendo Switch and further increase the chances of reaching the top of the US and global sales rankings.

Fonte: TweakTown

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