Nintendo Switch: First Half-Year Results

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Time really flew fast and who would have known that it has already been 6 months since the Nintendo Switch has been launched. This console has been formerly known as Nintendo NX. It is the successor to the 3DS and Wii U that is a portable handheld device with detachable controllers that provide the users an option to play standalone in a table top mode or connect it to the TV. So, let’s take a look at its sales.


During the first six months of the launch of the Nintendo Switch, its sales were higher than that of the PS4 in Japan. To be more specific, more than 1.5 million units were sold in the said country since the release. While the sales of the PS4 came off strong at first, it dropped off after several weeks while the sales of the Nintendo Switch remained consistent even with the fact that there was a lack of availability and problem with the supply chain of the Switch. Even the company has confirmed that it has become their fastest selling console. One of the main reasons for its growing popularity is the fact that it is being offered at a cheaper price than other platforms, making it affordable to many.

The response has been great so far for the Nintendo Switch. In fact, in March, 137,000 Nintendo Switch games have been sold. Well, we cannot blame the people for patronizing this console since there has already been a lot of cool games launched including the ARMS, 1-2 Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To date, these games mentioned was able to surpass the million sales marker worldwide. Considering the number of Nintendo Switch consoles and games that were sold over the last 6 months, it would be safe to say that it has already won the hearts of many people all over the world.

On the other hand, not only do they have action and adventure games but they also have role playing, puzzle strategy, party, music, fitness, sports, racing and even simulation games. Apart from the games mentioned above, the company has also prepared a good lineup of games that would be released in the following months. In fact, new indie titles are released almost every week, and two big and exclusive titles are released every month, ensuring that the users would never run out of games to choose from. So, let’s just wait and see if the sales of the Nintendo Switch would continue to rise or not.

Nintendo Switch

All in all, the Nintendo Switch have passed the expectations of the people who have purchased it. Although it cannot still compete with its competitors on the technical level, people were still able to enjoy great games without the need for them to break the bank. In addition to that, what makes the Nintendo Switch sellable is the fact that it is very much portable. Meaning to say, you can bring it anywhere with you, offering you great convenience and fun.

Steve Nielsen
Technosexual; loves soccer, pizza, and TV shows.

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