Nintendo Switch Sales Soar As The First Quarter Since Release Comes To An End

The Nintendo Switch is on par to match the Nintendo Wii in sales, new statistics show.


The Nintendo Wii and Wii U launched during the holiday season in 2007 and 2013 respectively, whereas the Switch was released on March 3rd this year. It has not had issues making sales even due to this, which is a good side for the Japanese company.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the only big title that launched with the console and it is believed that it was the main selling point for the Switch. Nintendo had forecast that they would sell two million consoles within the first month. They sold 2.74 million, well passing the mark. Snipperclips, Bomberman and a deluxe version of the Wii U’s successful entry into the Mario Kart franchise have joined Breath of the Wild on the Switch, with the latter sold out in many retailers since it’s release on April 28th.

It is important to note that while sales on the Wii, Wii U and Switch are similar on first quarter figures, the Wii was Nintendo’s most successful console to date… while the Wii U was its biggest failure.

However, with both Sony and Microsoft soon expected to announce new consoles, it remains to be seen how the Switch will fare in the long run. With a new Mario game entitled Mario Odyssey expected this holiday season, it will be interesting to see if Nintendo’s sales stay on the rise.

Nintendo also surprised consumers last week with the announcement of the New 2DS XL, another addition to their handheld collection. The New 2DS XL will have the same specs as the New 3DS XL but without the 3D capabilities. The RRP for this console is $149.99, $100 less that the 3DS version.


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