Nintendo Switch sales reached 15 million units now, in North America that is, with the sales boosted by the recent arrival Switch Lite. Nintendo proudly revealed that the Lite version helped greatly in supplementing the North American sales figures, which, combined with the original device, now surpass this gigantic figure. This naturally means a lot for the company, but also for all the games and developers who sought to conquer new grounds by using what is now undoubtedly the last-word tech in the hand-held device field.
In a numbers check conducted this September, the results showed that Switch US sales increased 20% year to date, which is a period starting from the beginning of the current year, 2019 in this case, and counting up to the present day. Switch is officially the best-selling video game platform i.e. system in the US for the past 10 consecutive months, according to information provided by the NPD Group. Doug Bowser, the president of Nintendo of America, said that their hand-held device is “creating smiles and enjoying a broad appear” and due to its third holiday season since release, he said:
“And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games.” – Doug Bowser, the President of Nintendo of America
A closer look at the figures released shows that Nintendo Switch also bolstered North American software sales, with the number of games that have surpassed one million units sold mark currently at 14. Furthermore, four of these games have surpassed more than 6 million units sold, and those are: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Since its launch on March 3, 2017, Nintendo Switch has been an instant hit and has increased its range of games and audience outreach even more through the past two and a half years. It is bringing more and more famous video game franchises to its platform, like Mortal Kombat and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, while it is also developing innovative games exclusive for the Switch console. And, to round up their successful strategy, they have also brought many classic games as a remaster or remake, thus unifying the last 30 years of video gaming and all the generations that enjoyed their games, on their next-gen hand-held platform.