The Switch is expected to surpass both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2021, and is predicted to even overtake the Nintendo Wii – the sixth best selling console, handheld or home, of all time.
The Wii sold 101.63million consoles in its lifetime, with the PS1 – the fifth best selling console ever – on 102.49million consoles sold.
There’s a real possibility the Switch could overtake both of these consoles in 2021 – which if it manages to do that after launching back in 2017 would be a staggering achievement.
Switch sales this year could be boosted even further by the heavily rumoured Switch Pro console.
Meanwhile, drilling the VGChartz estimated figures down further tells an interesting story about the battle behind the Switch between the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
According to VGChartz, the PS5 has so far sold during its lifetime 6.29million consoles – with the Xbox Series X selling just over four million.