Nintendo Switch sells 1.5m units, ahead of target – report

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed brisk sales so far, as the Japanese firm recently revealed that it’s broken its own console records in the USA and Europe.

Now, research firm SuperData has found that the Switch has actually sold in the region of 1.5 million units, reported. It was also noted by the publication that most of the figures obtained by SuperData were for the first week, which means the actual sales figure to date will be higher.

The figure is good news for Nintendo, which had previously announced a Switch sales target of two million units for its first month. And with half the month to go, it’s clear that the company is well on its way to meeting and exceeding its goal.

So is there any wondering why the Switch is so popular? Well, the research firm found that 89% of all Switch buyers were getting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well.

The key to sustaining the Switch’s success is now down to Nintendo and partners keeping up a steady stream of games for the console. Gamers can expect Mario Kart 8: Deluxe next month, while the likes of RIME, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are set for later this year.

Now, about delivering some more features via firmware updates…



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