Nintendo Switch Sales Hit 10 Million 9 Months Post Launch

Nintendo Switch Sales Hit 10 Million 9 Months Post Launch

It's slightly surprising given Nintendo's last console wasn't as popular, and because supply was initially limited at launch. Pretty much every major Nintendo franchise has seen a release, but these releases have been slightly staggered along with other excellent games to keep the hype at peak levels.

According to P.J. McNealy, chief executive at Digital World Research, the gaming industry was ripe for something fresh like the Nintendo Switch. It allows users to pick up where they left off on their morning commute, on a plane, or anywhere else.

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This new milestone also highlights the extent of Nintendo's impressive comeback this year, with the Wii U's lifetime sales coming in at just 13.5 million units for the five years it was in production.

If there's one thing we can point to that's likely responsible for the unmitigated success of the Switch, it's the software lineup. The GameCube sold 21.7 million units in its seven-year lifespan, meaning if the Switch continues on its current trajectory - which is certainly unlikely - it will have overtaken the GameCube in under two years since its release.

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There are a few simple reasons that the Switch has been such a smash hit, whereas the Wii U was a flop.

"The Switch is in a position to become the second console in households", McNealy said.

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If you love Nintendo or you hate 'em, you can't ignore the success of the Nintendo Switch. I guess to even it out however, the Switch released worldwide, while the PS4 hadn't released in Japan just yet.

"With so many gameplay experiences offered by Nintendo Switch, we are looking forward to seeing new players share the fun this holiday season". However, Fils-Aime advised buyers to grab the device while they can. "We'll be selling the Super NES Classic Edition well into 2018, too".

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