During a pandemic, many people left nothing else, how to search for entertainment within your own house, and many have found a solution in video games. This is indirectly indicated by the statistics of sales of gaming consoles. Judging by the data available, the sale of entertainment electronics has grown noticeably despite the global deficit of microchips.
The absolute sales leader has become Nintendo Switch. According to statistics on the consulting company Ampere Analysis in the first quarter of 2021, 5.86 million copies were sold, 12% more than in the same period last year.
At the same time, experts do not exclude stagnation in the second quarter, since at the beginning of the year they influenced the sales almost global need to sit at home, as well as the active promotion of the Animal Crossing game: New Horizons, pushing the sale up.
It is noteworthy that the console of the new generation of PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X, taking together sold worse than the Nintendo product. At the same time, Sony sold more than twice as many consoles than a direct competitor represented by Microsoft. For the first quarter, according to experts, 2.83 million copies of PlayStation 5 against 1.31 million copies of Xbox Series S and X are taken together.
It is possible that Sony’s leadership will continue in the future, as happened to the consoles of the previous generation.