According to Nintendo, the company has sold 10 Million Nintendo Switch consoles worldwide since launch.
Nintendo’s latest home console, which can be played at home via a TV or portably through the console’s tablet screen interface, has sold 10 million units since it launched in March. This figure nearly rivals the sales of the Nintendo Wii U over its entire product lifespan of 13.56 million units.
In fact, according to Verge, the Switch will sell what the Wii U made in five years in only one. During the July-to-September period, the company was rewarded with an increased $209 million USD profit; a large sum made up of Switch sales. By the end of their financial year in March 2018, they expect to sell 14 million units, resulting in 16.74 million units sold worldwide.
“We are delighted that many fans across Australia and New Zealand, and around the world are enjoying Nintendo Switch,” said Nintendo Australia Managing Director Kamon Yoshimura in a press release announcing the news.
“With so many gameplay experiences offered by Nintendo Switch, we are looking forward to seeing new players share the fun this holiday season.”
Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the company has had a very strong year of enjoyable software. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild revolutionised one of the longest running and iconic video game franchises, taking various Game of the Year awards including last week’s The Game Awards’ titular award, Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game.
On the night of The Game Awards, Nintendo released the second The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild expansion pack. Called The Champions’ Ballad, the expansion sees Link travel back into the past before Ganon has taken over the world, where he reunites with Princess Zelda and her four champions, as well as adds a sweet Epona-themed motorcycle and a variety of new dungeons.
During the awards ceremony, Nintendo announced that Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to the Switch, with the first two games ported to the console sometime next year.
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