Nintendo Switch overtakes PS5 in May in the UK, it’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom effect

While we wait for the full sales numbers, let’s find out Nintendo Switch beat PS5 like The UK’s best selling console about a month May 2023as a clear sign of the influence of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

There’s still no complete data, but in the meantime, Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz states, based on that provided by GfK, that “the reign of the PS5 continues.” four consecutive months But it ended in May, with the Nintendo Switch taking first place.”

Thus, Nintendo’s console is the best-selling console in the UK in May 2023, interrupting the previous four months’ streak that had always seen the PS5 as the best-selling console. Nintendo Switch is down 8% compared to the first five months of last year, but it’s still above its direct competitors.

A caliber game release The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears It’s likely the main reason for this console relaunch, though how long that impact will last as a driving force for Nintendo Switch sales remains to be assessed.

As evidenced by Dring, in fact, for the rest of the year there is still no announced batch of the large caliber of Nintendo’s console, so the immediate future is still somewhat unknown for this, pending any presentations from the company. Although there doesn’t seem to be a new Nintendo Directs planned, rumors have surfaced in recent days about some possible presentations also by Nintendo in the coming weeks, so we look forward to any news.

Maggie Benson

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