With the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S, the two new generation consoles will appear in November. Despite everything, according to analysts, Nintendo Switch will become the most successful console in the US Christmas business.
In the course of a current report, the analysts of the NPD Group pointed out that delivery bottlenecks can be expected well into next year. A scenario from which, according to the market researchers, the current consoles like Nintendo Switch will also benefit.
According to Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the NPD Group, Nintendo Switch will claim the top of the US hardware charts this Christmas season – regardless of the launch of the new consoles.
“PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series console sales will sizzle,” said Piscatella. “I’ll start with the most obvious prediction. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles should be among the hottest holiday gifting items of 2020. Units will be tough to find with continued strong demand into 2021.”
“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),” Piscatella said, pointing out that the Switch could also face delivery bottlenecks this Christmas.
The PlayStation 5 will be released in North America on November 12, 2020. Europe, on the other hand, will have to wait a week longer and will be supplied with the new generation of PlayStation on November 19, 2020. The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be available worldwide on November 10, 2020.