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Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Consoles in Nine Months

Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Consoles in Nine Months

The Nintendo Switch isn't the only gaming system fans are clamoring to get their hands on.

The company's Switch console has sold 10 million units in just nine months.

While we're sure to hear more specifics when Nintendo releases its next fiscal results in early February, it's an impressive milestone nonetheless.

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. That puts Nintendo at the company's previous prediction for console sales for the financial year, but still four million shy of its revised estimates released in October.

"The fact that we reached 10 million units sold on a global basis and we're not fully through the holidays is unprecedented territory for Nintendo", said Fils-Aime to CNN Tech. Like magic, it's immediately on your TV and ready to play.

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Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Consoles in Nine Months

The other major reason for Nintendo's massive success with the Switch is a killer game line-up.

As Nintendo continues to improve the system and add new features to the console, more third-party developers are going to either create games for the Nintendo Switch or port older titles to the console.

The Switch has been supported by one of the strongest software launches in Nintendo history. 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.

Many people thought that the Nintendo Switch would struggle to make a mark in this generation.

For 2018, Nintendo Switch games on tap include Nintendo-published titles like "Kirby Star Allies", "Bayonetta", "Bayonetta 2" and a new game in the Yoshi franchise.





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