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Although Sony and Microsoft are both launching next-generation hardware this November, the Switch — at least in the US — is still expected to be the best-selling console this holiday season.

According to NPD's industry analyst, Mat Piscatella, the Switch will lead in sales this Christmas - with households potentially picking up "multiple" units in the fourth quarter. The limited supply of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 is another factor.

Nintendo Switch will be the best-selling console of holiday 2020 – Switch will also be a hot holiday gifting item with more households picking up multiple Switch consoles in the fourth quarter. The lack of available inventory of new PlayStations and Xbox systems will leave Switch as an appealing available option (although supply may still be difficult to find).

Lifetime Switch sales have now reportedly surpassed the mighty NES - with the hybrid system shifting more than 62 million units to date (via Famitsu). Only the Wii is still out front, in terms of Nintendo consoles - currently sitting on 101.63 million sales to date.

2021 will likely be the biggest test for the Switch, but there is that rumoured Switch Pro. If Nintendo has a hardware revision like that ready to go, perhaps they'll be able to stay in the race next holiday season.

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