According to NPD figures seen by @DirectFeedGames, early numbers from the US indicate that Switch comfortably outsold the competition in January with 284,000 sales against 195,000 for PlayStation 4.

These figures are unconfirmed at this stage, but that's a sizeable lead for Nintendo, with Xbox One bringing up the rear. Further down the thread, year-on-year growth is said to be 3% for Switch, versus declines of 23% and 57% for PS4 and Xbox One respectively.

Assuming these figures are accurate, that's an impressive feat for Nintendo, showing that there's still a growing audience for Switch and its central gimmick. With the competing consoles declining, any growth will be cause for celebration for the Kyoto company.

However, these figures also signal that Sony and Microsoft's consoles are coming to the end of their cycle. Both companies must be gearing up with new hardware and Switch will soon be facing fresh competition.

Impressive, no? Do you think Switch can continue on this trajectory without a cheeky hardware revision? Share your thoughts below.

[source twitter.com]