Published: Wed, December 13, 2017
Research | By Clarence Powell

The Nintendo Switch Has Reached 10 Million in Sales

The Nintendo Switch Has Reached 10 Million in Sales

Since the Nintendo Switch made its worldwide debut on March 3, the video game console stood out in the overcrowded video game market. The new sales number puts the Switch in line with the PlayStation 4 in terms of pace - it took around nine months for Sony's PlayStation 4 to reach 10 million units sold.

However, despite this early promise, Nintendo is still some way short of the runaway success of the Nintendo Wii.

If you've been following video game news at all this year, you're probably exhausted of hearing stories about how the Switch is the hottest selling console since the Sliced Bread 64. It previously said that through the end of October, it had sold more than 2.6 million Switch systems in the U.S.

Nintendo released their nifty new device known as the Nintendo Switch back in March of 2017, meeting mixed reception by people before it was released and seeing success afterward. This includes first-party titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Arms.

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The Nintendo Switch Has Reached 10 Million in Sales

Despite the Switch suffering from supply issues, the demand has this time been genuine.

There's even a good chance the Switch will outsell the Wii U's entire lifetime total, of less than 14 million, in just 12 months. While first-party exclusives are a big deal, many other developers are also supporting the console with third-party titles.

Will you be picking up a Switch this holiday season? At some point in 2018 as well Nintendo will launch their full online network for the Switch which should hopefully bring more excitement to the platform as more features are revealed over the coming weeks and months.

But, according to a report by Variety, if the Switch sales continue strong in the holiday season, then it might topple the first-year sales of the Wii.

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