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Switch Topped 8+ Years of PS4 Sales in US in Just 5 Years

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14 May 2022, 20:02

author: Adrian Werner

The best-selling console in the US in April was Nintendo Switch, and among video games, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

NPD analyst group published a report with the results of the US game market for April this year. Revenues were $4.3 billion, down 8% from the fourth month of 2021.

Console hardware results – Nintendo Switch overtakes PS4

Nintendo Switch just became the fourth best-selling console in the history of the US market. In five years, it managed to beat PlayStation 4’s eight-plus year performance. Only the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii have sold better than the Switch – and it is highly likely that over time it will threaten their position as well.

Nintendo’s latest console was also the biggest best-seller of April in the US in terms of number of units purchased. In second place (and first, counting sales revenue) was the Xbox Series X/S.

Recall that recently we wrote about Sony’s problems with obtaining enough components for PlayStation 5. Because of this only 2 million units of PS5 were sold in the first quarter of this year, which is 1.3 million less than in the same period of 2021.

  1. Nintendo – official website
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Source: Mat Piscatella of NPD Group on Twitter.

The success of LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga

The best-selling game of April in the US was LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In terms of first month revenue, it was the best debut ever for a LEGO game.

In the second place was Elden Ring, which is also the best-selling game of the year. what’s more FromSoftware’s action RPG has already overtaken Call of Duty: Vanguard and became the biggest bestseller of the last twelve months..

  1. LEGO Skywalker Saga – game guide
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  3. Elden Ring – game guide

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