The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Wii U

01 February, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Sergio Cook
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JAPANESE GAMING OUTFIT Nintendo has revealed that its eight-month-old Switch console has already outsold its Wii U predecessor.

After the Switch worldwide release as of a year ago, the device has accrued a number of sold units of 14.86 million as of December 31st, 2017.

According to Nintendo, Super Mario Odyssey sold 9.07 million copies since its October launch - which is more than some major franchises managed to sell in 2017.

It is an absolutely remarkable goal achieved by Nintendo Switch, reached within just nine months of presence on the market.

That overtakes the Wii U's lifetime hardware sales total of 13.56 million between its November 17, 2012 launch and when it was discontinued on January 31, 2017.

The Nintendo Switch hits a new milestone as it approaches 15 million units sold worldwide since it's 3 March launch. The strong sales of the console have led to Nintendo's biggest money-making quarter since 2009, with profits of over $1 billion. With third-party game developers not expected to release blockbuster titles for the Switch until at least 2019, 2018 could bring a drop off in sales.

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Nintendo's latest device known as the Switch is flaunting its ability to move mad units quickly, which as of 2017 the Switch sold 14.86 million units.

According to Gamespot, 12.13 million Switches were sold from its debut in March through the end of past year, with 2.74 million sold during the launch month alone.

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As you might imagine, the success of the Switch has translated into a ton of cash for Nintendo.



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