The Switch has sold faster in 9 months than the PlayStation 2 in Japan; the Switch has become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. Not even a year out of the gate, and the Nintendo Switch has been achieving milestone after milestone and it seems that the hype train is far from reaching its destination.
In early December, the company said the Nintendo Switch had reached 10 million sales worldwide, and expects to hit the 14 million mark by March. Nintendo Switch was the biggest leap by Nintendo which not only transformed the outlook of a portable gaming console but merged the feature of co-op play as well as a widescreen support into a small cute little box. The sales figure surpasses that of the previous record holder, Nintendo's very own Wii console, that shipped roughly 4 million units in the same timeframe back in 2006. The PS2 now has the world record for console sales, selling an impressive 155 million units during its lifetime.
No doubt this success is fueled by the Switch's strong 1st party launch titles. Apparently, more than 60% of gamers in the U.S. own Super Mario Odyssey and more than 55% own Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
The Nintendo Switch now has more than 300 3rd party games although none of them is as impressive as Nintendo's own title yet. The Switch sold 10 million units in only 9 months and it exceeded Nintendo's expectations by a lot.
This year, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi.