Switch Outsells PS5 as Zelda Boosts Sales - Europe Hardware Estimates for May 2023

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Europe with 371,758 units sold for May 2023, according to VGChartz estimates. The Nintendo Switch has now sold an estimated 32.30 million units lifetime in Europe.

The PlayStation 5 sold an estimated 333,075 units to bring its lifetime sales to 11.68 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold 120,155 units to bring their lifetime sales to 5.98 million units. The PlayStation 4 sold an estimated 3,272 units to bring its lifetime sales to 45.84 million units.

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Jin_Sakai111d ago

We’re never getting a Switch successor at this rate.

PhillyDillyDee110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

Or perhaps maybe they’re using totk to give the switch one last big sales push and will also be rereleasing it on their next console that will launch in 2024. Thats my bet anyway.

Army_of_Darkness110d ago

Lol it's definitely re-releasing on Nintendo's next console. Might as well wait for the enhanced version.

NotoriousWhiz110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

Switch successor not confirmed but pretty much expected next year or the year after.

repsahj110d ago

That's why they need to release a Switch 2 that can also play Switch games. Nintendo, please continue what the Switch started, and don't make a totally new console again with new gimmicks.

Jin_Sakai110d ago

Unfortunately that’s probably not going to happen.

“Nintendo’s president says Switch’s successor will ‘need to offer a new experience’


badz149110d ago

Calm down. They were just ahead of the more expensive PS5 with less than 40k units WITH their fastest selling game in their entire history. Even Nintendo knows it's time. The Switch's sales has peaked and on a decline. Oct and Nov with Spidey 2 will be a massacre in terms of sales difference in favor of the PS5.

For what it's worth, the Switch has stayed strong sales-wise for way longer than it should've - huge thanks to covid. We will see the sucessor sooner rather than later imo. At this rate, maybe an announcement around the holidays for next year's launch is not too far fetched.

purple101110d ago


Sales of Sony exclusive always bubble up in the charts compared to typical releases that have a strong three week opening and then die. Sony's are similar to albeit no where near the level of Nintendo's 1st party interns of on-going sales across many months.

When Sony gets its Cinema film and TV-tie-ins sorted out, everyone.a new season or a new film drops, the Ps5 games will see a small bump up the charts again.

I believe this is their plan.

People talk alot bout' their downfall with online multiplayer game model but forget totally Sony knows what their doing and keeping cards close to chest no one really can make an accurate assessment as only Sony execs know the roadmap for the next 5 years and the rest of us just take wild guesses.

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seanpitt23110d ago

With the last playstation showcase it didn't do anything to make people go out and want a ps5 so I am not surprised switch outsold it

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GamingSinceForever110d ago

Not surprised. This is what great console exclusives do for a console.

Godmars290110d ago

More like what exclusives look like when they consider the console. Are made from the beginning with console hardware in mind.

andy85110d ago

And the reverse will happen next month. Big exclusives sell consoles

Demetrius110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

Zelda totk is a good sequel, they managed to keep that refreshing Zelda charm, honestly it's something how Nintendo got what it takes to keep their franchises feeling fresh, I really have been on it since I got it last month lol, still playing Hogwarts legacy, looking forward to spiderman PS5, I want to try star wars jedi survivor, the new assassin's creed looking good to, those are 5 actual good games this year I wish we had more it be so scarce nowadays

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Forza Motorsport (2023) early access - start date, how to take part

Been writes: "Everything we currently know about Forza Motorsport's early access period, and how you can get behind the wheel early."

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