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It's good news for hardware sales in the UK for Nintendo for June. After a few quiet months in hardware and game sales, Nintendo has seen a bit of a boost — as have Sony and Microsoft.

Switch hardware sales have increased by 24% on the previous month, gameindustry.biz's Chris Dring shared on Twitter. The Xbox Series saw the biggest jump of the three compared to May 2022, with an increase of 31%. So overall, things are looking up!

Sales are still down year-on-year, likely related to the ongoing chip shortages and hardware shortages that are slowly improving, but it looks like things will continue to steadily improve.

Nintendo was likely helped out in June by two major first-party releases after a very quiet May. Both Mario Strikers: Battle League and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes launched last month, with Strikers, in particular, staying comfortably in the top three since it launched. And in July, Nintendo has Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to cap off the month, so it may well be another big month for the Big N.

As always, let us know your thoughts on the sales numbers in the comments.

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