Analysts: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series to lose console war to Nintendo Switch in 2021

Sony and Microsoft have already launched sales of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, and the shortage is partly indicative of strong demand for the consoles.

new generation. Still, analysts believe that in 2021, the Nintendo Switch will win the console war for the market, and become the best-selling gaming system.

What they say

Mat Piscatella of NPD Group, Dr. Sercan Totoof Kantan Games and Pierce Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis told Gamesindustry.biz that Switch will continue to overtake Sony and Microsoft in sales.

According to Piscatella, the marketing department andexclusive Nintendo games will become the console's main sales force. At the same time, the analyst does not bet on the possible release of Switch Pro, rumors about which have been circulating on the Web since the beginning of 2020.

“Despite the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles, it is the Nintendo Switch that will ultimately show the best selling consoles in 2021,” explained Matt Piscatella.

At the same time, Serkan Toto from Kantan Games, on the contrary, believes that Switch Pro will be released in 2021 and will seriously increase sales of Nintendo consoles:

Anyone who expects Switch to run out of steam in 2021year, a bitter disappointment awaits. Switch will remain the top-selling console this year with more third-party games, hardware upgrades and consumer product conversions, continuing on course for 2020. "

Ampere Analysis analyst is also confident of successSwitch, foreshadowing 24 million copies sold during 2021. At the same time, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S will sell 25 million units in total, Pierce said.

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