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01 ноября 2017, 15:54

Nintendo Says Switch Will Outsell Wii U in Just One Year


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Today, Nintendo released its earnings report for the quarter ending in September. Through the end of September, the company has sold/shipped 7.63 million Switch units worldwide. Because of these sales numbers, Nintendo has updated its sales forecast for Switch. It now expects to sell 14 million consoles by April 2018. If this happens, the Switch will outsell the Wii U in just a year.

The Wii U sold 13.56 million consoles since it released in late 2012. Though it had a good amount of first-party titles, the system never resonated with a wider audience. There were many that believed Wii U was an accessory to the Wii, and not a proper system. The console’s lack of meaningful third party support also hampered it. On the flip side, everyone understands what Switch is: a hybrid console/handheld. The system is home to not just first party exclusives, but a solid lineup of third parties. Because of this, it’s no surprise folks are more receptive to Switch than they were to Wii U.

Some have found it difficult to buy a Switch because of supply shortages. Because of that, its current sales numbers are even more impressive. As the holidays draw closer, Nintendo wants to ensure folks who want a Switch can purchase one. According to Reuters, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said the company is manufacturing more consoles. “We’ve boosted Switch production to meet strong demand as it was difficult for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores,” said the President.

The recently released Super Mario Odyssey will surely help push more Switch consoles. Combine that with the system’s already strong lineup, and it’s easy to see it selling 14 million by April 2018. It’s quite remarkable how fast Nintendo has turned things around. Hopefully, the company will continue along their current course and have an even more successful 2018.

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Source: https://www.geek.com/games/nintendo-says-switch-will-outsell-wii-u-in-just-one-year-1721126/?source