The Nintendo Switch passes major sales milestone in just nine months, with no signs of slowing down in the future.
Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold to consumers around the world since launch, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.
As most hardcore gamers, as well as many casual gamers understand, the Switch is the first home console that can be played on a TV and also be taken instantly on the go, allowing players to experience their favorite games anytime. While this hybrid gaming experience does offer an attractive way to play, this critic would also attribute the systems runaway success to the undeniable exclusive software offered on the platform.
The console’s diverse games library already features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latter of which won Game of the Year at The Game Awards and has received numerous additional accolades including Ultimate Game of the Year at The Golden Joystick Awards. With multiplayer highlights like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS that can be played online or with friends and family in the same room, plus an ever-growing list of great multiplatform games such as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley, the success of the Nintendo Switch should be no surprise.