Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 wrestle for dominance in Asia

It is safe to say that the Nintendo Switch is probably the most popular gaming console right now since it is sold out worldwide. For Asia in particular, the Nintendo Switch topped the popularity charts in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Hong Kong, according to statistics from iPrice based on 1.5 million searches made on online shopping platforms.

The second most popular gaming console in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong was PlayStation 4 (PS4), while Xbox One took the second spot in Thailand.

Interestingly, the roles were reversed in Indonesia and Vietnam, with PS4 claiming the throne while Nintendo Switch came in second. According to iPrice, the interest for Nintendo Switch in these countries only amounted to 61% of the interest for the PS4. Surprisingly, the third most sought-after console in Indonesia is the 13-year-old PS3.

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From mid-March till mid-April, interest for Nintendo Switch on online shopping platforms in the region shot up by 245%. By comparison, interests for the PS4 only increased by 135%. Total demands for the Switch is now 1.6 times higher than that for the PS4, iPrice added.

Meanwhile, searches for all gaming consoles in the seven countries increased by 115% overall compared to the previous period. According to iPrice's statistics, Vietnam leads the region at an impressive 432% increase, followed by Singapore at 241% and Thailand at 208%.

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