Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the US

05 January, 2018, 13:58 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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The Nintendo Switch was the hottest gadget of 2017 and the only unambiguously successful new product of the year. That's the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in USA history, surpassing Nintendo's own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe. It has been nearly 10 months since its launch and the sales of the console are still pretty good.

Since the system became available on March 3, 2017, Nintendo has sold almost 5 million units in the U.S. That 10-month pace surpasses the previous record holder, the Nintendo Wii, which came out in 2006. In Japan, the Switch recently surpassed the first-year sales record of the Sony PlayStation 2, the best-selling game console of all time, which was set in 2000.

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