The Nintendo Switch has sold 4.8 Million units in its first 10 months in America. This is absolutely smashing the previous record which was set by the Wii at 4.0 million. So, Nintendo knows consoles, clearly.
What’s the key to success? Why did the Wii and the Switch succeed and not the Wii U? Well, it may be all to do with the games.
In the US more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55% also own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These beloved Nintendo titles definitely sell systems, with Mario specific Switch Bundles already available. Additionally, they’re both just huge successes overall in the games world. Everyone wanted to get their hands on the new Zelda and Mario games.
Over 50% of Switch owners also own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can’t keep Mario down. Additionally, over 300 games from 3rd party developers add to the impressive library.
FIFA 18 and NBA 2K18 on the go? You got it. Just Dance 2018 to bring the party with you. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition to build worlds on your morning commute. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim of course, DOOM, L.A. Noire , and tonnes more.
Into Indies? It covers that crowd as well. It’s such a well rounded console, and will let you carry SteamWorld Dig 2 , Golf Story , Overcooked Special Edition, Stardew Valley, Putty Pals and more on the way.
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO said on the record break:
“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go. Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 4, 2018