Nintendo Switch has been available on the market lower than 11 months, nevertheless it has already outsold its predecessor, the Wii U. Around 12.13 million Switch models had been offered in the course of the 9 months ending December 31, 2017, with 2.74 million offered in the course of the hybrid console’s debut month final March.
Overall, this implies 14.87 million Switches had been offered by the top of December final 12 months. As of October 31, 2017, Wii U gross sales stood at 13.56 million. Barring an unlikely 1.31 million Wii U consoles being offered in November and December, this implies the Switch has nearly actually outsold the Wii U. More up-to-date gross sales figures for Wii U haven’t been offered.
Switch gross sales at the moment are not too far off these of the Gamecube, which offered 21.74 million, however they’re nonetheless far behind these of the ultra-successful Wii, which reached round 101.63 million models offered.
Nintendo has additionally confirmed that Super Mario Odyssey is the console’s best-selling sport up to now. The platformer offered 9 million models up till the top of December. Mario Kart eight Deluxe, which launched in April 2017, offered 7.three million models and Splatoon 2 reached four.9 million models by the identical date. According to Nintendo, it now has eight million-seller titles for the fiscal 12 months, however contains video games printed by third events on this determine.
The robust gross sales of Switch and software program have helped drive large revenue will increase for Nintendo. The firm’s general income was up 176% year-on-year, whereas revenue was up 494%. Switch loved a powerful first 12 months of unique video games; for extra on its lineup, take a look at our 17 best-reviewed Nintendo Switch video games of 2017.