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Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold

13 December 2017

Nintendo Switch sales have topped 10 million, putting it on track with the PS4's launch year and even threatening to overtake Sony's console as we approach the Christmas period.

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime said the company is pleased with the response from fans, and said the company is doing its best "to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season". For comparison, Nintendo only sold 13.6 million Wii U consoles during its five-year lifespan.

Nintendo's celebratory image for reaching 10 million Switch units sold.

Currently Nintendo can't produce enough Switch units to appease demand, with Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals selling out within two minutes of going on sale. Nintendo expects operating profit for the year to hit $1.06 billion, up from its original projection of $572 million. The concept makes it easy to "switch" from playing the game on the couch to taking it on the go.

According to P.J. McNealy, chief executive at Digital World Research, the gaming industry was ripe for something fresh like the Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold

If you want to play it at home, you simply drop the console into the dock that's already connected to your TV. Thankfully, that launch lineup contained the sublime The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - one of the best games Nintendo has ever made.

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Here's Mario with a small portion of Nintendo's fortune. However, you can also take the Switch with you thanks to its own integrated screen and use it as a portable.

In regards to the company's remarks on Switch games that were previously unavailable on the console, fans could also see the likes of Devil May Cry or even Dino Crisis grace the machine in the near future.

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Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold