Nintendo has announced that the Switch is now the fastest-selling home console in the USA, shifting 4.8 million units in 10 months.
In an announcement that likely surprises exactly no one, Nintendo confirmed that the Switch is now the fastest-selling console in US history, thanks to data compiled via internal sales info. Founder and executive chairman Ron Shaich told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the St. Louis Bread Co.
Prior to the Nintendo Switch's launch it was taught that this would be Nintendo's last chance in the console business, and it may end up being a software centric company if it's latest console failed.
Nintendo is looking good going into 2018 based on these numbers, and the overall performance of the Switch should quickly eclipse the lifetime sales of the Wii U, which never really struck a chord with consumers.
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By comparison, Nintendo also noted that the Switch's adoption rate is even surpassing that of the Nintendo Wii, which was the previous record holder and saw over 4 million units sold during the same amount of time back when it debuted in holiday 2006. If it's the former, that means about six million gamers own Super Mario Odyssey, which is a huge sales figure for the plumber's latest adventure.
Adding to Nintendo's flawless storm for the Switch launch was a very strong - albeit fairly limited day one - titles including: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; Super Mario Odyssey; Mario Kart 8; Splatoon 2; Minecraft; Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; FIFA 2018; Just Dance 2018; and L.A. Noire. Most major game retailers offer discounts from time-to-time, along with just about anywhere else that sells games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is owned by over 50% of Switch users. What's more is that Nintendo says that they sell every Switch at a profit, so the company's Q3 results should be pretty interesting.
We still need to see Nintendo's slate of games for 2018, but we may hear more news on that sooner than you think.