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Switch Outsold the PS5 in Europe in May as Sales Jumped Nearly 40% Year-on-Year

Switch Outsold the PS5 in Europe in May as Sales Jumped Nearly 40% Year-on-Year - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2023 / 2,230 Views

The head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring via Twitter has revealed the Nintendo Switch outsold the PlayStation 5 in May in Europe to become the best-selling console for the month.

Sales for the Nintendo Switch jumped nearly 40 percent year-on-year due to the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The Amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was also the fifth best-selling add-on.

Across Europe, Switch overtook PS5 to be the No.1 console of May, due to the release of Tears of the Kingdom," said Dring. "Sales for the console were up nearly 40% compared over last May. Zelda accessories also boosted the peripherals market. The TOTK Amiibo was the No.5 best-selling add-on."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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archbrix (on 08 June 2023)

Tears of the Kingdom = Tears of Joy for Nintendo. Congrats to the Switch! Outselling the PS5 in Europe is no easy feat.

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V-r0cK (on 08 June 2023)

Yea Zelda can do that to you

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KLAMarine (on 08 June 2023)

Software sells hardware best.

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Doctor_MG (on 08 June 2023)

I honestly didn't anticipate TotK having this much of an impact on hardware sales. I figured there would be a boost, but 40% over last year when the Switch should be on the decline?

Very impressive

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pikashoe (on 08 June 2023)

That is incredibly impressive

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