12th Dec2017

Nintendo Switch sales hit 10 million!

by Phil Wheat

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Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, Nintendo have announced that – according to internal sales figures – 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold to consumers around the world since launch!

Nintendo 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 favourite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. As every Nintendo Switch comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family right out of the box.

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 third-party games such as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley.

With this year already delivering a broad catalogue of games for everyone, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to an increasingly expansive line-up in the coming year, with the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta 2, Dragon Quest Builders and a new game in the Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, Octopath Traveler (working title) from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Morphies Law from Cosmoscope.

We hear at Nerdly have certainly bought into the Nintendo Switch hype – since the release we’ve covered more games for the system than it’s current-gen brethren, the Xbox One… In fact since launch we’ve reviewed a whopping 41 Switch games – only 5 less than PS4 since January! We here LOVE the system, especially the portability, what about you? Let us know in the comments below.

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