Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units In Less Than A Year

Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units In Less Than A Year

It's slightly surprising given Nintendo's last console wasn't as popular, and because supply was initially limited at launch.

Nintendo thinks that the success of the Switch is thanks in part to the hybrid nature of the console.

This defiance of tradition does not seem to have hurt Nintendo, despite the relative rarity of The Switch making it a hot item throughout most of 2017. It allows users to pick up where they left off on their morning commute, on a plane, or anywhere else. This year we have seen Stardew Valley, Minecraft, Doom, Skyrim, LA Noire, Rayman Legends, Disgaea 5, WWE 2K18, Street Fighter II, NBA 2K18, Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, Resident Evil, Rocket League, Batman: The Telltale Series, Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft and many more third party games be released on the Switch so you can play them anywhere.

The sales figure comes from Nintendo's own estimates, and inches near the 13 million lifetime sales of the company's Wii U misfire.

The original Nintendo Wii, launched in 2006, sold more than 100 million units and remains the company's best-selling console to date. The latter of these titles includes a total of 12 fighting games (with online play, mind you), which is nothing short of impressive.

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Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units In Less Than A Year

Fils-Aime previously told CNN Tech it was important for the console to have a consistent flow of new games - unlike the limited offerings made available to the Wii U. The Wii U, which was considered a flop, also lacked a clear user proposition. It seems like it is nearly a daily occurrence when I receive a press release or hear from a developer about how their game is heading to the Switch.

The other major reason for Nintendo's massive success with the Switch is a killer game line-up.

The diversity of playing options the console provides is just one factor as to the Switch's popularity.

"With so many gameplay experiences offered by Nintendo Switch, we are looking forward to seeing new players share the fun this holiday season".

"We continue to ship them daily", Fils-Aime said. "There will be lots more for consumers soon".

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