Nintendo Switch is two-and-a-half-year-old console that could also be used as a handheld is selling far better than the predecessor Nintendo Wii U.
About a week ago, Nintendo announced the European sales (including the United Kingdom) of the Nintendo Switch has hit ten million units, meaning the platform has decent performance in our region, too. As then, Nintendo included the recently released Switch Lite sales in the North American sales, too. The performance is better in North America, as Nintendo‘s statement says over fifteen million units were sold in that region in two and a half years. The American NPD Group adds that the Switch was the best-selling console in the US for the tenth time in a row, too, plus its year-on-year sales have increased by 20%. (We’ll discuss NPD’s September report separately.)
„As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favourite games whenever and wherever they like. And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even fresher and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games,” said Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser in a press release.
Fourteen Switch games have sold more than one million units in North America. Four of them (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) sold over six million copies. Several third-party publishers can say they have good sales (Ubisoft – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mojang AB / Microsoft – Minecraft, Epic Games – Fortnite).
The Nintendo Switch is still on the top, and it will likely stay there for a year until the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Project Scarlett releases.
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