It’s fair to say that the Nintendo Switch stumbled a little at launch, as the company continued its tradition of under-stocking suppliers and making customers wait. It doesn’t seem to have slowed the hybrid console on bit, though, as the Switch has now reached 10 million units.
The Nintendo Switch has been out since March, taking just nine months to reach this new milestone. This is an entire month less that its fellow Japanese competitor, Sony’s PlayStation 4, which managed to sell the same amount across its first ten months, matching its million-a-month expectation.
While the Switch will likely follow its own path, the PlayStation 4 went on to sell 30 million units by the end of its second year and 50 million the year after that. With Nintendo’s mascot going on to sell over 2 million copies of Super Mario Odyssey within three days, it’s safe to say that these heights are more than achievable for the console.
Moving forward, players are slowly getting more to sink their teeth into, as Nintendo released its latest triple-A title this month in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as announcing the next title in the Beyonetta series. With a new Metroid Prime and fully fledged Pokemon RPG on its way, things seem to be shaping up nicely. And with Hulu finally making its way to the console in the US, there might be hope that we will see video applications across the world soon.
KitGuru Says: It seems Nintendo has Switched the business model it had for the Wii U for something much more effective. I still wish to see more for the console, but it has a lot of promise and many titles in planning. I think my next purchase might be Tiny Metal on the 21st December. How about you?