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Nintendo Switch was the best-selling games console in the US in May, securing a 30th consecutive month (so that's two and a half years) at the top of the chart.

The news comes from NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, who confirms that Switch was "the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars during the month of May, as well as 2021 year-to-date." Stock issues for the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles have to be taken into account here, of course, but a 30-month streak at the top is a very strong achievement nonetheless.

The latest official global sales figures, shared by Nintendo back in May, show that Switch had sold 84.59 million units worldwide as of March 31st 2021. That number will naturally have risen quite substantially since then, moving the Switch ever closer to the Wii's mighty lifetime sales total of 101.63 million units.

Nintendo's best-selling console of all time, the Nintendo DS, ended up with a total of 154.02 million sales. Could the Switch go on to take the DS' crown?

[source twitter.com]