News Section Logo NEWS - Return to news section

 

Nintendo Switch: 4.7 Million Units Sold In First Four Month

Posted by: , 15:03 AEST, Thu July 27, 2017

Permanent Link     Add Comments
The Nintendo Switch off to the good start according to new sales figures released by the Japanese gaming company
News story feature image
Image/Photo Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, is off to a solid start according to new data released by the company.

4.7 million Switch consoles have already been sold in the first four months of sales, making it one of Nintendo's best selling consoles to date.

The 4.7 million figure is still dwarfed by the 5.84 million Wii consoles sold during the same period or the 5.27 million units sold for the hugely popular DS handheld console, but it was substantially above the Wii U's 3.45 million.

The Wii U is considered by critics and gamers to be a relative failure for Nintendo, with the company bringing out the successor Switch much earlier than anticipated given the average lifespan of a game console.

The Switch, on the other hand, has been warmly received by critics and fans alike.

Game sales for the Switch was also strong, according to Nintendo. The most popular game so far, 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' (which was originally a Wii U only release), managed to sell 3.92 million copies, ahead of the 3.54 million copies sold for 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'.

[via Rolling Stone]


Comments:

Related News:

News Icon Nintendo NX Unveiled: Nintendo Hopes Gamers Will 'Switch' to New Console

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEDT, Fri October 21, 2016

News Icon Meet the New King: Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4, Xbox One in March NPD

posted by: Sean F, 15:09 AEST, Fri April 21, 2017

News Icon Nintendo Switch: Price, Release Date Revealed To Mixed Reactions

posted by: Sean F, 20:02 AEDT, Sat January 14, 2017

News Icon PS4 Has Almost Double the Market Share of Xbox One

posted by: Sean F, 17:42 AEDT, Thu March 23, 2017

News Icon Report: Nintendo Ending Wii U Production

posted by: Sean F, 16:05 AEDT, Thu November 3, 2016

 


Polls

Do you want Nintendo's new Wii U game console?

Yes, got one or will get one soon
Yes, but not right now
Maybe ...
Not interested

View Results