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Nintendo Switch is officially the success no one saw coming

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:54 pm

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Nintendo has delivered its financial results for the 2017 fiscal year, and things are looking pretty good across the board. Most of that is thanks to the Switch, which has enjoyed success pretty much since the day it launched. In fact, these financial results are special, as they give us a look at how the Switch performed throughout its first full year of retail availability.

In its report to investors, Nintendo says that the Switch sold an impressive 15.05 million units during the fiscal year. That bring the total number of Switch consoles sold up to a whopping 17.79 million. With nearly 18 million units sold, the Switch has exceeded pretty much every sales projection from Nintendo and various analysts, making it clear that no one was really expecting this level of success for the console.

For those keeping track, that means the Switch has now sold 4 million units more than the Wii U did in its entire four-year life span. While exceeding total Wii U sales was never going to be a difficult thing for the Switch (or really any console), no one really thought the Switch would do it so quickly.

Nintendo also shared sales data for the top-selling, first-party Switch titles. Super Mario Odyssey unsurprisingly leads the pack, with 10.41 million units sold. We’d obviously expect a Mario title to be among the most popular for any Nintendo console, but it’s important to remember that Odyssey has only been available since the end of October, meaning it’s been selling like crazy ever since launch.

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Re: Nintendo Switch is officially the success no one saw com

Postby troyharper » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:19 am

I've read that pre-orders for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Pokemon games help with the increase of the console.
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