Industry Recon: Nintendo Switch Taking on All Comers as it Outpaces PS4 and Xbox One First Year Sales.

Man, considering the limited amount of notable titles currently out for Nintendo Switch, it sure is whooping some major ass in the sales department.  Granted, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Mario Kart have both sold over 4 Million copies, and Splatoon 2 sold over 3 million copies, but after that, no other game for the Switch has sold more than 2 million copies according to Nintendo’s website. Despite this, the most recent financial information from Nintendo also reported that their Nintendo Switch consoles has sold a whopping 7.63 million consoles, during it’s first six months of sales.  The report they released had sales information updated up to 9/30/17, so you can imagine by now, they’ve probably  broken 8 million consoles sold.  For some perspective, during it’s first six months, the PS4 sold 7 million consoles, and the Xbox one had shipped 5 million consoles to retailers.  On top of this, the Nintendo Switch is currently outpacing PS4 sales by a wide margin in Japan, according to a report from Forbes.  

  Around the corner in 2018 we can look forward to a new Square Enix RPG exclusive to the Switch, a new game from the No More Heroes franchise, a new Yoshi title,a new Kirby title, Metroid Prime 4, possibly an original Pokemon RPG for the Switch, a new Shin Megami Tensei RPG, and many more original IP’s that are exclusive to the Switch.  With all that’s coming up, I can’t imagine the Switch slowing down any time soon.