Nintendo announces 10m sales for the Switch

Nintendo has announced 10m sales for the Switch game console, just nine months after the hybrid consoles worldwide launch.

It caps off a remarkably strong year for all things Ninty, and in October the company announced that the Switch had caused a 175 per cent sales growth for the six months ending on September 30, with net sales of $3.29b during that period up on last years figure of $1.2b.

Nintendo originally estimated that they would sell 10m Switch consoles within the first year for the console, however it’s now beaten that with several months to go.

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata said in a statement: "We are thrilled that fans all across Europe and around the world are enjoying the gameplay experiences that only Nintendo Switch can offer, whether it be the newest adventures with Super Mario and Link, or unique games such as 1-2-Switch, where players look at each other and not the screen."

Big successes for the year have included Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and even a Mario Kart 8 re-release, backed with an increasingly strong line-up of Indie titles. Next year sees Bayonetta, Devil May Cry and other games that aren’t beloved hack and slash titles, like Kirby, Yoshi and hopefully that Smash Bros release I’ve been hoping for since the Switch first released.

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