January 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System Since Launch

05 January 2018, 01:48 | Ross Houston

Do you have a Nintendo Switch? It beats the Wii, which previously held the record having sold 4 million units in that time.

"Whether this is a dedicated gamer who doesn't want to stop playing Mario or Zelda, or whether it's a child experiencing these franchises for the very first time, we believe the value proposition as well as the compelling content is what's fueling our momentum", Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, told Fortune.

The Nintendo Switch has had an fantastic first year on the market and still has two months to go until its first anniversary.

The Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system in the United States based on its first 10 months on the market, according to Nintendo. Nintendo predicts they will move 14 million units this year and are already on track to do so. "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".

Since the March 3rd, 2017 launch, which covers 10 solid months, the Nintendo Switch has overtaken the Nintendo Wii as the fastest selling home video game system in US history (in that timeframe at least).

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Furthermore, over 300 games have been published for the hybrid console.

Our own Roland Moore-Colyer snapped up a nice Switch deal on Black Friday desperately trying to get a deal on Amazon before they sold out in seconds, while Chris Merriman also took the plunge and snared himself a nice Switch bundle.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was also a hit alongside numerous successful ports of Wii U and indie games.

In the beginning of December 2017, Nintendo announced it has sold 10 million units of the Switch worldwide and look to sell even more in the new year. Tell us what you think below.

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