Nintendo Switch Sales Hit 10 Million 9 Months Post Launch


In their first nine months of existence, Nintendo sold 3.61 million Wii U consoles and 9.27 million Wii consoles.

As of September 30, Switch sales sat at 7.63 million, meaning Nintendo has sold almost 2.5 million units of its hybrid console in the last two and a half months.

Solid Black Friday promotions helped Nintendo cross the 10 million units sold mark.

The diversity of playing options the console provides is just one factor as to the Switch's popularity. As a outcome, the publisher wants to port over games to Switch that were previously not available on Nintendo consoles.

Therefore, the 10 million sales, as reported by BusinessInsider, might surprise many, but nearly on release, I was convinced that Nintendo was back on top with a victor here and you know what?

According to P.J. McNealy, chief executive at Digital World Research, the gaming industry was ripe for something fresh like the Nintendo Switch.

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First, it can let the player either play games on it as a handheld like a Game Boy Advance. That would put Switch year-one sales over that of the Wii U's lifetime sales (the Wii U only moved around 13 million units). In that instance you simply lift the Switch unit out of its dock and you can continue your game on the go without any interruption.

The Switch has clearly exceeded Nintendo's wildest expectations, and today the consolemaker confirmed that notion with a few sales numbers.

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 launch on Nintendo Switch on February 16th. While first-party exclusives are a big deal, many other developers are also supporting the console with third-party titles.

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Of course, the fact that you can actually buy one hurts nothing. The Switch is likely to surpass that early next year - maybe even once Christmas sales have been totted up.

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