Nintendo Switch Sales Have Already Hit $10 Million

Gwen Vasquez
December 13, 2017

If you've been following video game news at all this year, you're probably exhausted of hearing stories about how the Switch is the hottest selling console since the Sliced Bread 64. The PS4 and Xbox, despite recent re-releases with 4k support, have just entered their Twilight years. Hopefully well see Rockstar bring over Grand Theft Auto V to the Switch so we can truly play it anywhere. If the Switch keeps up this pace, it'll eventually become the best-selling Nintendo console ever.

First, it can let the player either play games on it as a handheld like a Game Boy Advance. You could be playing Game of the Year victor The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but home on your television but have to head to the airport to catch your flight.

As Ars Technica notes, the Switch's early success has put in a rare place in video game history.

Many people thought that the Nintendo Switch would struggle to make a mark in this generation.

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No one apart from hardcore Nintendo enthusiasts had given Switch a chance, even after the console reveal there were many who thought Switch would just not be able to compete with the big boys. Super Mario Odyssey has also been an major factor in recent times. Nintendo's strategy coming in was to load up on [games], such as Mario and Zelda, which help carry hardware sales for several holidays. While first-party exclusives are a big deal, many other developers are also supporting the console with third-party titles.

This defiance of tradition does not seem to have hurt Nintendo, despite the relative rarity of The Switch making it a hot item throughout most of 2017.

Speaking to Variety, Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime said it was possible the Switch would beat first-year sales of the Wii, but only if it continues to sell well through the Holiday season. The response from fans has been great, and we're doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season. You can purchase both $299 Nintendo Switch on

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