October 2021 NPD: Switch was the best-selling console
According to this month’s NPD report, Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of October 2021 in the United States. That goes for both unit and dollar sales.
Switch is the best-selling hardware platform of 2021 thus far when it comes to unit sales. PlayStation 5 leads in dollars, though keep in mind that Sony’s console is more expensive.
In September, the PS5 fully outsold the Switch in the US. Nintendo’s platform had been the best-selling console for 33 months in a row.
October saw the launch of the Switch OLED model, which almost certainly provided a significant boost to the system’s overall sales. The holiday shopping season is approaching which tends to be the busiest time of the year for Nintendo’s sales.
As far as software goes, we just heard that Metroid Dread was the third best-selling game in the US for the month of October. You can find the full top 20 here.