After nearly five months on the current market, Nintendo has shown some astonishing hardware and software sales pertaining to the latest console handheld hybrid, I’d go so far as saying that these numbers are impressive. I applaud Nintendo for placing their earnings out there and seeing the numbers have made me a joyful Switch proprietor.
I had never really cared about Nintendo, I would not even go so far as saying I do today. I possessed a Wii like everyone in the world, but barely played itcollects dust somewhere at my parents home. Late last year I purchased a 3DS and traded it it a month after. Nintendo hasn’t been able to keep my focus and keep me coming back to their games and play their matches. Until today that is. The Switch has been the best gaming experience this season for me personally, hardware and software alike, which says a whole lot in this home run year for gaming throughout the board.
This is an impressive accomplishment considering how much the tide was against them, particularly after the colossus collapse that was the Wii U which sold approximately 3 million units at the same time span and just 13.56 million units in its brief lifetime. In the Switch’s rate today, I would not be surprised if it sold 10 million units by the end of the year and triumph the Wii U’s lifetime earnings at the end of Q1 next year.
In addition to the hardware achievement, the games are selling exceptionally nicely. Both of these games have a mind boggling attach rate and are really impressive. These are impressive numbers for Nintendo and I am sure Splatoon two will become a massive hit, it is already sold nearly 700,000 copies only in Japan. Notice, these software sales do not count for third party titles, but nevertheless are close to eclipsing the Wii U’s 11 million software sales in precisely the identical time.
One of my main complaints about the Switch was the lack of games at launch and in the near future. As of right now though, I really like my little collection of first party games that have surpassed expectations. There’s been a fair amount of smaller non party titles, but nothing which has caught fire. However, I’ve had a constant schedule of rather solid releases during the first few months.
Additionally, the simple novelty of this handheld to tv and the consistent quality of these games regardless of how you play them hasn’t worn off. There are a lot of ways to play and I really like it. I am all in on this system and can not wait for what is to come.
If Nintendo can keep on releasing first party games at a steady rate and get more quality third party service, the Switch will sell like hot cakes. They must get these items back on store shelves, however, especially for this vacation, which will definitely be huge for them as their first vacation on the industry and with the new Mario releasing.