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Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US

07 January 2018

Nintendo Switch sales have been on point as Nintendo has dubbed the Switch the fastest selling home console in U.S. history, with 4.8 million units sold in 10 months.

Considering the disaster that was Wii U, it's pretty astounding to see Nintendo make the comeback that it has.

Nintendo also sold almost 3.3 million units in Japan in its first year on the market in the company's home country.

Since the launch of the console in March Nintendo has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo's internal sales figures.

This is an impressive feat, even if you consider the Switch to be handheld device. Nintendo expected the Switch to sell only 8 million Switch units in Nintendo Switch's first facial year April 2017 through March 2018.

Nintendo Switch is off to a blazing start.

Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go. Not only did we get two of the finest entries in their respective franchises with Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, but pitch-perfect sequels like Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 managed to ensnare far wider audiences that were available on the doomed Wii U.

The Switch has been bolstered by an incredibly strong lineup of first party games.

After the launch of Switch, Nintendo is completely looking to focus on its hybrid console and new titles coming this year.

This year, The company intends to expand the list and Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi.