Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite Sales Surpass 15 Million in North America
According to the NPD, the Switch has been the best-selling platform for 10 months in a row, leading Nintendo to the 15 Million unit sales in North America. Apparently, through the month of September sales of the platform in North America were up more than 20% year to date. As of June 30, the Switch has sold more than 36 million units globally. So far to date, four Switch exclusives have sold more than 6 million units: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo launched its hybrid platform back in March of 2017 with the Switch Lite launching last month, which is likely what increased brand interest among gamers, especially with the new price point. It’s likely that the Nintendo Switch will continue outselling the competition going into 2020 with the PS5 being released in holiday 2020 and the Xbox Scarlett likely following their lead. Nintendo takes the statement as an opportunity to remind gamers that they maintain great relationships with other developers from Ubisoft to Studio MDHR, receiving previously Xbox One exclusive titles ported to the Switch.
“As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favorite games whenever and wherever they like,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games.”
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