Earlier this year Nintendo predicted that they would sell 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of this year, and this morning they announced they've already hit that milestone. According to Nintendo's internal tracking, ten million Switch consoles have been sold since its launch on March 3.
The announcement comes less than two months after Nintendo increased its fiscal-year projection, ending March 31, 2018, from 10 million to 14 million units sold.
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The report claims that U.S. sales have not yet been disclosed by the company, but it is claimed that at least more than 2.6 million units were sold in the US. The Nintendo Switch carries a list price of $300.
The Switch has clearly exceeded Nintendo's wildest expectations, and today the consolemaker confirmed that notion with a few sales numbers.
For comparison, the company's previous system the Wii U sold 13.56 million units over five years.
Nintendo also has seen good support for the Switch from big game publishers like EA and Ubisoft, as well as independent developers, he added.
First, it can let the player either play games on it as a handheld like a Game Boy Advance. In that instance you simply lift the Switch unit out of its dock and you can continue your game on the go without any interruption. Given that we now know that other exclusive first-party titles like the Bayonetta games, Kirby: Star Allies, and a new Yoshi game are gearing up to drop soon, only means that much more buzz will surround the device.
Are you looking forward to Payday 2 on Switch? The latter of these titles includes a total of 12 fighting games (with online play, mind you), which is nothing short of impressive.