The Nintendo Switch is arguably one of the most wanted consoles of this year, with it being sold out everyone and orders being backlogged for quite some time. Nintendo has yet to solve this issue but in the mean time, Nintendo has released sales figures for its Nintendo Switch console and some of its games, and so far it’s looking good for Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch sales figures were revealed as part of Nintendo’s latest earning results, the last fiscal quarter saw Switch sell 1.97 million units, continuing its strong start in the market and overall sales of 4.7 million units. In terms of its game sales, Arms, which is Nintendo’s newest IP, sold an estimated 1.18 million units in the two weeks between its release on June 18 and the end of this quarter, June 30. The big hit and critically acclaimed RPG, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to very well, with 1.16 million in sales bringing it up to 3.92 million units sold overall.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major home video game console developed by Nintendo. Known in development by its code name NX, it was unveiled in October 2016 and was released worldwide on March 3, 2017. Nintendo considers the Switch a “hybrid” console; it is designed primarily as a home console, with the main unit inserted onto a docking station to connect to a television. Alternatively, it can be removed from the dock and used similarly to a tablet computer through its LCD touch screen, or placed in a standalone tabletop mode visible to several players. The Switch uses Joy-Con wireless controllers, which include standard buttons and a directional joystick for user input, motion sensing, and high-definition tactile feedback. The Joy-Con can attach to both sides of the console to support handheld-style play, connect to a Grip accessory to provide a traditional home console gamepad form or be used individually in the hand like the Wii Remote, supporting local multiplayer modes. The Switch’s software supports online gaming through standard Internet connectivity, as well as local wireless ad hoc connectivity with other Switch consoles. Switch games and software are available on both physical flash ROM cartridges and digital distribution and does not use region locking.