Nintendo appears to have another hit on its hands with the Switch hybrid console. The company has sold some 10 million units since the launch in March this year; fueling speculation that it would beat the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii.
The Switch is unique in its approach to console gaming, allowing people to play on the go and at home. That said, the number of must-play exclusives certainly haven’t hurt sales at all. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wilds and Super Mario Odyssey have revived interest in Nintendo’s IP’s; with the recently announced Bayonetta 2 set to continue the trend.
A strong holiday season could see the Nintendo Switch beat the lifetime sales of its predecessor, the Wii U in under a year. The Wii U suffered greatly as nobody was entirely sure who the console was aimed at, and only sold 13 million units over its lifetime.
Nintendo has said that it intends to ship more units than usual in December, which is something that it generally never does. Of course, the success of the Switch may be the death knell for the beloved 3DS handheld. Doubly so after Game Freak announced that the Pokemon franchise is moving to the Switch.