Just a few days back, we learned that the Switch was included in the UK’s most popular purchases during Black Friday 2022. Now we know that Switch has snagged an even more impressive accolade.

According to data from GfK Entertainment, we now know that the Switch was the UK’s biggest gaming hardware during Black Friday. Believe it or not, 5+ years after its original launch, the Switch accounted for 42% of all gaming hardware sold during Black Friday week. As you might suspect, the bulk of these sales came from the Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle.

While the Switch was #1, it certainly saw stiff competition. 40% of hardware sales during Black Friday week went to the Xbox Series S/X, while PS5 brought up the rear with 18% of hardware sales.

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1+ y ago

I'm surprised. There was no good deals for Switch, but then again, I don't remember any great deals for the competition either.

But the big reason is that the Switch is freely available, while the PS5 is sold out everywhere.