Nintendo has released information about the number of Switch console sold to date, officially reaching the 10 million mark since launch.
The hybrid console went on sale in March 2017, and Nintendo has now revealed that the console’s first nine months have been very productive, according to their internal sales figures.
Nintendo are, no doubt, pleased with the results, which can be partially attributed to the strong line up of big titles that came throughout the year. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, ARMS and Splatoon 2 all contributed to a continued momentum for the console.
Nintendo are also quick to point out their 2018 lineup, which includes the likes of Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta 1 and 2, and a new Yoshi game. Third-party titles like Wolfenstein II, Mega Man 11, and Shovel Knight are also set to be released next year.
The Switch was also responsible for delivering some recent awards for Nintendo. At the Game Awards in Los Angeles last week, Super Mario Odyssey won Best Family Game and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Game Direction.
All in all, it’s been a good year for the Big N. Are you enjoying using your Switch? how do you feel about what 2018 has to offer? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: Press release (below)
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, the Nintendo Switch system has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.
Nintendo Switch is a home console that can be played on a TV, and also taken instantly on the go – it lets people play their favorite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. (Photo: Business Wire)
Nintendo Switch is a home console that can be played on a TV, and also taken instantly on the go – it lets people play their favorite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. And since every Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family* right out of the box.
The robust and diverse library on Nintendo Switch features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At The Game Awards last week in Los Angeles, Super Mario Odyssey won the award for Best Family Game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was honored with the awards for Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Game Direction.
Nintendo Switch is also home to fun multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS that can be played online** or with friends and family in the same room, as well as an ever-growing list of great third-party games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley, Nintendo Switch is truly for any player.
“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”
After a record-breaking 2017, Nintendo Switch will continue its momentum in 2018. The system will see the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game in the beloved Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER (working title) from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Runner3 from Choice Provisions.
Nintendo Switch is available at a suggested retail price of $299.99. For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/
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*Additional games, systems and accessories may be required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.
**Nintendo Account is required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.