Nintendo Switch sales hit 10 million units in 9 months

Steve Phelps
December 13, 2017

The video game company has wholly disregarded the new consoles that their longtime business rivals, Sony and Microsoft, released and continued to focus on the Nintendo Switch.

Contrast that with Nintendo's last major console, the Wii U, which sold a total of 13.56 million units in its five-year lifespan.

The Nintendo Switch isn't the only gaming system fans are clamoring to get their hands on.

Many people thought that the Nintendo Switch would struggle to make a mark in this generation. 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.

In regards to the company's remarks on Switch games that were previously unavailable on the console, fans could also see the likes of Devil May Cry or even Dino Crisis grace the machine in the near future.

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If you're unsure of just how great this achievement is for Nintendo, the Switch has sold roughly the same amount of systems in approximately the same amount of time as the PlayStation 4 did following its launch in 2013.

According to Game, its United Kingdom and Spanish stores saw an attachment rate of three games to every Switch sold, which is just slightly below what the Wii saw in the same period.

Nintendo also has seen good support for the Switch from big game publishers like EA and Ubisoft, as well as independent developers, he added. That is in addition to the first party lineup that has new and familiar franchises from Snipperclips and ARMS to Mario Kart, Splatoon, Mario, Zelda and more.

Thirdly, the console has fantastic accessibility. It is one of the most highly rated games in history, and at one point was actually outselling the Switch itself. Super Mario Odyssey apparently sold more than two million copies in three days.

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