Gaming

Nintendo Switch Sells over 10M Units Worldwide

With more great games coming in 2018

It’s been almost a year since the Nintendo Switch first launched, and Nintendo’s newest console is still flying off store shelves. The Switch, which officially launched in the United states back in March, has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, this according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.

The Nintendo Switch has a lot going for it, while it’s a home console that can be played on a TV, customers seem to love the ability to take their favorite games on the go. The powerful little device lets people play their favorite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone and is being offered in several popular bundles this holiday season. The Switch used to be pretty hard to find online, but now you can grab one at Amazon.com and Best Buy pretty regularly. The console has already hosted two of Nintendo’s best-selling games of all time, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and both titles are still raking in the awards.

At The Game Awards last week in Los Angeles, Super Mario Odyssey won the award for Best Family Game. 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.

Nintendo Switch is also home to fun multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS that can be played online or with friends and family in the same room, as well as an ever-growing list of great third-party games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley.

“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”

After a record-breaking 2017, Nintendo Switch will continue its momentum in 2018. The system will see the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game in the beloved Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER (working title) from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Runner3 from Choice Provisions.