The Switch – Nintendo’s home-handheld hybrid console – has sold over 10 million units. The milestone is impressive, given the system launched just nine months ago in March. With the holiday season on the horizon, it’s likely we’ll see that number grow further.
For comparison, the company’s previous system the Wii U sold 13.56 million units over five years. That number is still dwarfed by Nintendo’s motion-controlled Wii, which sold over 100 million units over its lifespan.
Much of the Switch’s success is probably due to its solid first-party line-up. The system launched with the critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This was soon followed by multiplayer shooter Splatoon 2, and the delightful Super Mario Odyssey.
As Eurogamer points out, 2018 looks to be another solid year for Nintendo; new Kirby and Yoshi titles will be arriving, alongside Bayonetta 2.