More news this week has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch is now outselling the Xbox One in the UK.
According to the latest information on the subject, the Switch is currently ahead of Microsoft’s gaming machine for 2017 sales.
GamesIndustry.biz Publisher, Christopher Dring, has confirmed the news, revealing that things are looking interesting going into the holiday season.
“UK sales of Switch are slower compared with other markets. But doing ok,” he revealed on Twitter.
“Currently ahead of Xbox One for the year (but well behind PS4).”
As mentioned above, while the Nintendo Switch is outselling the Xbox One, it’s nowhere near the level Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is accomplishing.
“They’re closer than they are in other markets. But PS4 is far away No.1 in the market,” Dring added.
The UK is a key gaming market and will prove a big boost for Nintendo, who are still in the process of providing further third-party support for their new device.
It should be noted, however, that Microsoft still have the release of the Xbox One X this year, which will likely of had an affect on overall Xbox One sales this year.
A lot of Indie developers have been pointing out that they’re games have been selling well on the Switch, sometime better than on all other consoles.
It was recently revealed that Wonder Boy on Switch has outsold all other platform versions combined, including Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Oceanhorn is another titles that has reportedly done better on the Switch, with developer FDG Entertainment confirming that it has sold more copies on Switch than all other consoles combined.
Speaking on the subject with GamesIndustry.biz, Nintendo’s Damon Baker, head of publisher & developer relations, gave an update on how the company hopes to continue their strong Nindie trend.
“If they’re granted access into the developer portal and given the tools to develop on Nintendo Switch…
“We just have that open dialogue with them and try and work on our release strategy so that we can get behind it with marketing and promotional support and make sure they aren’t going to get lost in the noise of everything else that’s going on,” he confirmed.
It was recently revealed that the Nintendo Switch is back in stock in the UK, but that there could be problems at Christmas.
GAME tweeted that it had Nintendo Switch bundles available in store.
“Back in stock! Get the Nintendo Switch from only £279.99!”
Likewise, Amazon still has the Nintendo Switch in stock, and is offering next day delivery – although not through Prime.
Argos also has the Nintendo Switch in stock, and customers are able to order now and pick up on the same day, depending on the store.
But while this sudden burst of availability is good news for fans, Nintendo has hinted that there could be problems at Christmas.