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Switch Outsells Wii U in Less Than One Year

Switch Outsells Wii U in Less Than One Year

In less than a year. Nintendo sold 7.24 million consoles during the last quarter - that's 12.13 million in this financial year to date (2017/2018) and a staggering 14.86 million in total since it launched in March last year. Of course, this is assuming that the Wii U hasn't sold 1.31 million units between then and now, and we think that's a pretty solid assumption. It joins six other games from 2017 that sold north of a million units on the Switch.

In terms of games, Nintendo revealed that Super Mario Odyssey was the top-selling Nintendo Switch game with 9.07 million units shipped and sold digitally. Switch now sits at 14.86 million units sold compared to Wii U's 13.56 million units.

It is an absolutely remarkable goal achieved by Nintendo Switch, reached within just nine months of presence on the market. Second place goes to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 7.33 million copies sold and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes in at third with 6.7 million.

Naturally, Nintendo's profit has seen a significant uptick, with an operating profit of 116.50 billion yen (£755m, $1.07 billion) for its third quarter.




The Nintendo Switch hits a new milestone as it approaches 15 million units sold worldwide since it's 3 March launch. The strong sales of the console have led to Nintendo's biggest money-making quarter since 2009, with profits of over $1 billion.

"Nintendo had said it would ensure stores were well-stocked with the Switch during the gift-giving season after shortages over the summer", the Wall Street Journal reports.

In just ten months, the Nintendo Switch has surpassed its predecessor's lifetime sales.

"The smartphone business is yet to become a profit pillar for Nintendo", Mr Kimishima said. The Japanese firm informed that the smartphone game revenue surged at a 172% increase on a year-on-year basis.


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