Nintendo’s Switch is beating Xbox and PlayStation across the board, according to the latest sales numbers

| August 18, 2019

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The Nintendo Switch has dominated video game income this 12 months, taking benefit of a slow 12 months from Microsoft and Sony. The two of Nintendo’s main rivals are gearing up to launch their following-generation consoles following 12 months, opening a broad window for Nintendo to promote hundreds of thousands of its hybrid transportable console in the meantime. The Switch is now two many years outdated and Nintendo continues to roll out unique releases from its substantial-profile franchises. 6 of the major 10 greatest-marketing video games in July have been Nintendo exclusives, based on data collected by the NPD Group from July seven to August three.

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