Nintendo Switch Replaces PS5 as 2022’s Best-Selling Console In the UK
For years, Sony’s console has been topping the scenes of game consoles as it is super powerful, supports realistic graphics and works with a wealth of PlayStation exclusives. Its outstanding performance and amazing features make this ultra-fast, power-packed gadget become one of the fastest selling albeit expensive consoles.
PS5, Nintendo switch and Xbox consoles have been competing feverishly with each other with just marginal differences in their market growth chart and performances.
Inarguably, the PS5 had been topping the sales charts around the world until now. 2022 ended with Nintendo Switch overtaking Sony’s PlayStation 5 as the best-selling console in the United Kingdom. Based on Gfk data, GamesIndustry head Christopher Dring revealed in a recent tweet that Nintendo Switch overtook Sony PS5 “right at the last” to emerge on top.
It must be said that one contributing factor to Nintendo Switch beating Sony PlayStation 5 to the coveted title of the best-selling console in the UK had to do with demand and supply.
There were genuine complaints about the availability of the PS5 throughout 2022, whereas the Switch had been made readily available in most stores.
There has been a silent rivalry between the fans/players of PS5 and Nintendo switch over the years.
While PS keeps upping their game with lots of improvement till the latest 5th series, PS fans argue that Nintendo seemed to have slowed down on improving their consoles at the second series. Indeed, there’s been quite a lot of comparisons and flat out banter between fans of PS5 and Switch. So because of this, it is worth doing comparative analysis of both.
Sony PlayStation 5 VS Nintendo Switch
The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a video game console developed and produced by Sony Interactive Entertainment (information provided just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for decades). PS5 was released in November 2020 and is a sequel to Sony PlayStation 4 under the PS series.
The PS5 features a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a faster processor, higher-resolution graphics, and support for faster loading times. It also introduces new features such as haptic feedback, which provides players with a more immersive and realistic gameplay experience.
Sony PlayStation 5 key features in summary:
Faster processor: The PS5 is powered by a custom AMD Zen 2 processor that is by far faster than the processor in the PS4. This means that games can be more complicated and detailed, load faster, and play without bugs.
Fast Loader: The PS5 introduces a number of technologies that significantly reduce loading times, including a custom SSD and hardware-accelerated decompression.
Higher-resolution visions: The PS5 has the ability of displaying games at up to 4K resolution, with support for high dynamic range (HDR) for more realistic and vibrant colors.
3D audio: The PS5 supports 3D audio, which allows players to experience sound in a more immersive way. This aids an overall better gaming experience, particularly in games that rely heavily on audio output.
The new DualSense controller for the PS5 has a feature called haptic feedback that allows it to vibrate and provide resistance in different ways depending on the action sequence occurring in a game.
Backward compatibility: The PS5 is compatible with many PS4 games, enabling users to carry on playing their favorite games on the new console.
I’m sure you love those amazing features and you’ll agree to them if you’ve been using PS5.
Now, doing the same for the Nintendo switch.
The video game console formerly known as Nintendo Switch was designed and built by Nintendo (that’s a no-brainer). It was released in March 2017 as a hybrid console that can be played as a home console connected to a TV or as a portable handheld console.
The Switch has a number of unique features that make it stand out from other consoles, such as its ability to switch between different play modes and its use of detachable controllers called “Joy-Cons”. The Switch is also known for having a large number of games that can only be played on that system. These games include popular series like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon.
Nintendo Switch key features in summary:
Hybrid: The Switch can double as a home console connected to a TV or as a portable handheld console. This allows players to enjoy their games on the go or comfortably at home.
Detachable controllers: The Nintendo Switch includes two controllers called “Joy-Cons” that can be attached to the sides of the console when it is in handheld mode, or detached and used wirelessly when the Switch is in TV mode. The “Joy-Cons” can also be used separately, allowing for two-player games without the need for additional controllers.
Exclusive games: The Switch has a library of highly competitive games including popular franchises like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon.
Online multiplayer: The Switch supports online multiplayer for compatible games. Players can also use voice chat through the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.
Touchscreen: Nintendo Switch features a 6.2-inch touchscreen that can be used for some games and as a way to navigate the console’s menu.
Motion control: The “Joy-Con” controllers include motion sensors, allowing for games that use motion controls.
Game capture: The Switch has a built-in screen capture feature that allows players to easily capture and share screenshots and video clips of their gameplay.
Conclusively, there’s a huge price difference between both. PS5 is about twice the price of Nintendo Switch which in a struggling global economy can be a major factor why demand for the latter console could rise in comparison to the former console.
After reviewing these two contending consoles, we have to ask – do you think Nintendo Switch, beating Sony PS5 to the best-selling consoles, UK 2022 was a well deserved feat or not? You can let us know what you are thinking by dropping your comment below.