Nintendo Switch set to dominate console sales in 2022, analysts say

This year, which has only just begun, has already been marked by the usual forecasts of analysts. This time, the focus is on the field of video games, especially in terms of consoles.

So, according to experts, Nintendo is expected to lead console sales in 2022, even with a slight decline due to the end of the Switch cycle.

Nintendo expected to dominate console sales this year

Typically, the on-site gaming industry At the beginning of the years, some market analysts gather on this segment to make forecasts for the year from now. According to the details of their assessments, the Nintendo Switch is expected to continue to dominate game console sales, even as the market maintains similar sales figures to those introduced in 2021 between Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo.

According to Pierce Harding Rolls, analyst at amp analysis, 2022 should maintain the number of console sales as it was introduced in 2021. In addition, the expert expects Nintendo Switch sales to decline after "Two incredible US consoles". said the analyst."However, the Nintendo family of devices will once again be the bestseller in 2022 with around 21 million units sold, due to the launch of the OLED Switch.".

Additionally, Pierce doesn't think the Japanese brand will release a Pro version of the Switch by this year. On the other hand, he understands that the brand is the successor to the hybrid console in two years, in 2024, when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S will be in the middle of their lifecycle. The analyst expects the PS5 and Xbox Series lineup together to sell around 28 million units, despite Sony equipment leading the way, even with a shortage of inventory expected to remain.

Kantan Games analyst Serkan Tutu, although Switch's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe "It continues to sell very wellMario Kart 9 will already be in full development and is expected to be introduced by Nintendo later this year. He also believes the brand will launch games for smartphones again. As for the Xbox, Toto says Microsoft will invest more this year in Japan. In addition, 2022 will have fewer game delays.

In turn, Matt Piscatella, from the NDP. group, disagrees with this point of view and states that "The challenges posed by the pandemic will continue to affect the production of content, as well as the production of materials and props. Hope the release dates are rarer“Additionally, Piscatella also sees the Nintendo Switch as the 2022 bestseller, although there are some downsides due to the end of its lifecycle.

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