(From VGChartz) The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the US in December 2021 in terms of unit sales, according to figures from NPD. NPD includes the dates for the five week period of November 28, 2021 through January 1, 2022.
The Xbox Series X|S was the second best-selling console, while PS5 came in third. The Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 were essentially tied in terms of dollar sales
So Switch is best selling in unit sales for December. PS5 effectively tied with Switch in dollar sales. Xbox Series X/S were second best selling (behind Switch but above PS5).
This tells us a couple things:
1. Switch sales are quite a bit higher than PS and Xbox (1.5-1.75x), since MS and Sony have much higher priced SKU's than the average Switch unit.
2. Leading sales for Xbox were probably the Series S model, otherwise Xbox Series would not be third in dollar sales while being second in unit sales.
3. Switch is best selling in unit and dollar sales for 2021 overall, with PS5 likely second very closely followed by Series X/S
Switch sales are very likely to remain competitive in 2022, though I predict certain months they will be beaten by their competitors. The first should be February or March due to Horizon: Forbidden West's launch. However, this depends on manufacturing as well.
Aren't all of these Vgzhartz guesses supposed to be labeled rumors and not news?
In other news, the console that people could buy readily sold more. This means nothing as long as demand doesn't outstrip supply by such a magnitude.
The switch is unstoppable.
Not that surprising. Xbox sells well in the US and it makes sense for Microsoft to send more units to the US. Xbox also won a few months in the U.S. during the last generation.