Nintendo Switch Is Fastest Selling Console Of All Time

Posted: Jan 5 2018, 4:14am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch is Fastest Selling Console of All Time

The Switch sold faster than the Wii in the United States.

Nintendo did it. The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling home console in the history of the United States. The Switch launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.

That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe. Nintendo sold 10 million Switch units worldwide based on the most recent sales numbers.

Nintendo achieved the new record also because there was no shortage of the Nintendo Switch during the crucial holiday shopping season. This was not the case for the Wii. The gamble to launch the Switch in Spring worked out well for the Japanese video game maker. Nintendo is again a major player in the home console market. Sony and Microsoft might have to rethink their console strategy to counter the Switch.

“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”

A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch. In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in history. Nintendo Switch owners also possess the fun, competitive games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 at rates of more than 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

More than 300 games created by third-party developers have already launched for Nintendo Switch and many more will come in 2018.

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