The Switch launched on March 3rd, 2017, making it only 10 months old at the time of this writing. Yet, it’s already managed to hit a very major milestone. After selling nearly 5 million units in less than a year, the Switch is now the fastest-selling home console of all time in the US.
Nintendo proudly made this announcement just recently via both Twitter and a press release:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 4, 2018
This announcement confirms that the Switch has managed to surpass the performance of the highest-selling home consoles we’ve seen to date, like the PS2, Wii, and PS4. It’s pretty amazing that the Switch has managed to pull off such a feat. Considering that it’s basically the world’s first-ever hybrid system, it was impossible to determine how the world would react to it. Obviously, quite a number of folks are very much in love with the Switch.
Here’s a snippet of Nintendo’s official statement:
Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe.
“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”
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