The Switch has just outsold the Wii U

Laverne Mann
February 1, 2018

Strong Switch sales resulted in the company's highest third-quarter earnings in eight years. Nintendo also said its handheld 3DS console was not cannibalised by the Switch.

People familiar with the development plans said new peripheral hardware devices for the Switch are planned, without elaborating.

"We believe Death Road To Canada is perfectly suited to be played in both the home and on the go", Rocketcat Games co-founder Kepa Auwae. (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to take the lead in the console wars. With the Nintendo Switch seeing such high sales, it's no surprise that its games are seeing incredible sales as well.

Instead, Switch sales blew past expectations.

If the current sales pace continues, Switch game sales would surpass Wii U game sales sometime around November. How many consoles do you think the Switch can sell in 2018?

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Nintendo sold 7.2 million Switch consoles in the three months through December and raised its annual sales forecast by a million from an earlier projection of 14 million units.

Switch sales almost doubled from October to December as Christmas approached, with 7.2 million units sold. Nintendo recently released Nintendo Labo, new cardboard accessories that can be folded into a range of things from motorbike handles to fishing rods and a miniature piano. 3DS software sales also fell to 31.25 million, a 33 per cent decrease year-over-year. That will also mean an increase in game revenue, as Nintendo cranks up the franchise releases for its console.

Super Mario Odyssey was the best-selling game for the Nintendo Switch, with 9.07 million copies sold since it was released in October. By hitting back - and capturing the public's imagination - with the Switch, the company has proved them wrong.

Nintendo reported its most profitable quarter since 2009.

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