Nintendo's Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

01 February, 2018, 00:55 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
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Business was so brisk during the Christmas period that Nintendo actually doubled its total Switch numbers during the three-month period, the Verge reported.

To put it all simply, the Nintendo Switch is doing great, everything is doing OK as well, and Nintendo are enjoying the good times once more.

According to Gamespot, 12.13 million Switches were sold from its debut in March through the end of past year, with 2.74 million sold during the launch month alone. Nintendo predicts to have moved 15 Million Switch units since April 1st, 2017.

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While the Nintendo Switch games 2018 list has got some top titles included in it, fans are always hopeful of seeing additions made. Whenever a new game is announced for any other platform, there's guaranteed to be a wave of "Switch port?" comments, because the hybrid nature of the device has clearly resonated with a large audience.

The console has confounded experts with its success despite lacking the power of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, and despite its inability to stream movies or browse the web.

In a financial report released today, Nintendo revealed that it had sold more than 52 million Switch games as of December 31, 2017. The Switch is now the fastest- home console in United States history. Talking about Wii U, it was shipped around 13.56 million units.

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Profits also came in at an eight-year-high of ¥116.5bn (£1.3bn), marking a whopping year-over-year increase of 261 per cent. More Switch consoles have been sold than the Wii U managed to sell in five years on the market.

"We want to focus on how Nintendo will develop apps for smartphones, which can make up for a slump when it transfers to new consoles", Yasuo Imanaka, an analyst at Rakuten Securities in Tokyo, told AFP before the latest earnings announcement.

Nintendo posted an operating profit of $1.07 billion for the third quarter, up nearly four-fold from a year ago.

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Japanese RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which launched on 1 December, sold one million units during its first month.



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