Nintendo sells TEN MILLION Switch consoles in first nine months

The Switch has clearly exceeded Nintendo’s wildest expectations, and today the consolemaker confirmed that notion with some official sales numbers. According to Nintendo’s internal tracking, ten million Switch consoles have been sold since its launch on March 3.

“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”

In case you were curious, the Switch’s sales success is currently blowing away both the Wii U and the Wii. Nintendo sold 3.61 million Wii U consoles and 9.27 million Wii consoles in each console’s first nine months after launch. The Wii U’s userbase would eventually stall out at 13.56 million consoles sold last year, but Nintendo managed to sell 101.63 million Wii consoles over the system’s lifespan.

But if the Switch keeps up its current pace, it’ll eventually become the best-selling Nintendo console ever.

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