Nintendo Switch Surpasses 14.86 Million Consoles Sold Since Launch

Nintendo Switch Surpasses 14.86 Million Consoles Sold Since Launch

Nintendo Switch Surpasses 14.86 Million Consoles Sold Since Launch

Earlier this month, Nintendo knocked the socks off of the Internet with just a few slabs of cardboard.

To put it all simply, the Nintendo Switch is doing great, everything is doing OK as well, and Nintendo are enjoying the good times once more.

According to the BBC, Nintendo sold 7.23 million Switch consoles last quarter, which brings the total sales to around 14.86 million.

3DS continues to show legs as well with 3 million being sold in the quarter to bring life time sales to an nearly under the radar whopping 71.99 million.

Japanese videogames maker Nintendo reported its biggest third-quarter operating profit in eight years, driven by demand for its new Switch games console, and said it expected annual earnings to outstrip its previous estimate. Considering that as the install base continues to grow every month the rate at which new games are purchased should also quicken, it may happen even sooner than that.

The console has confounded experts with its success despite lacking the power of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, and despite its inability to stream movies or browse the web.

"We believe Death Road To Canada is perfectly suited to be played in both the home and on the go", Rocketcat Games co-founder Kepa Auwae.

To put this in perspective, Wii U sold 13.5m units in five years. This was on sales of 857 bn yen ($7.8bn) and was buoyed by an operating profit of 156.452 bn yen ($1.44bn). They now expect to sell 15 million by the end of March.

If you ever wanted to understand the potential of high-quality single-player games, you need look no further than Nintendo. Furthermore, 5.86 million hardware units from the Nintendo 3DS family have also been shipped this past holiday season, too, coming close to 40% of the Wii U's life-to-date hardware sales total.

As The Verge pointed out, hardware sales have been fueled by a fantastic year for games, too, thanks to hits like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Super Mario Odyssey", loved by critics and customers alike.

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