Nintendo has announced that its portable/console hybrid is now the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, according to its own internal sales estimates. Where in 10 months it has sold more than 4.8 million units. For example, PlayStation 4 sales surpassed 5.3 million units worldwide as of early February 2014 even though the console launched less than three months earlier in November 2013.
"Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go", said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and COO.
In addition to being a fantastic, versatile gaming system, it certainly helped that they had a slate of fantastic games to keep both hardcore and casual fans satisfied for the entirety of the year.
Nintendo broke down a few related figures, adding that over 60 percent of Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey and over 55 percent have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But four days into the new year and it seems good news pertaining to the Switch won't be going away anytime soon.
Part of the challenge Nintendo has set for itself with the Switch is a more regular release schedule of big games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe trails closely behind at over 50 percent, followed by Splatoon 2 at over 20 percent.
Are Nintendo's struggles a thing of the past?
Video game stories from other sites on the web. Sony and Microsoft might have to rethink their console strategy to counter the Switch. Despite one user jokingly replying to the image with "Nintendo Switch XXXXXL Confirmed", it was explained that the scenery surrounding the car is simply a very well executed diorama model. We also have a development center in Tokyo. Usually the sheer number of games DasVergeben claims to be in the works for Nintendo Switch would be enough to discredit him, but Amazon recently listed 18 placeholder pages for unannounced Switch games, so it's a little easier to believe him.