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Nintendo Switch Sells Over 10 Million Units in First Nine Months

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Edmund Robinson | 13 December, 2017, 06:20

Nintendo has now revealed that the Switch has also moved past the 10 million mark after nine months on sale, with it recently passing the milestone after launching back in early March.

The announcement comes less than two months after Nintendo increased its fiscal-year projection, ending March 31, 2018, from 10 million to 14 million units sold.

A steady cadence of major game releases and a simple concept helped make the Switch such a success.

Polish website FilmWeb has got in touch with ConQuest Entertainment, Nintendo's Polish distributor, which confirmed that both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will run at 720p, 60 FPS Switch, regardless of the console's mode. It previously said that through the end of October, it had sold more than 2.6 million Switch systems in the U.S.

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This defiance of tradition does not seem to have hurt Nintendo, despite the relative rarity of The Switch making it a hot item throughout most of 2017.

The Switch has been supported by one of the strongest software launches in Nintendo history. Three titles - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey - have been purchased by more than 50 percent of Switch owners. That puts it well on pace to outsell Nintendo's previous console, the Wii U, in just one year.

Despite the Switch suffering from supply issues, the demand has this time been genuine.

If you want to play it on the go, you simply pick up the console out of the dock. The latter of these titles includes a total of 12 fighting games (with online play, mind you), which is nothing short of impressive. The Switch is now on target to surpass these sales within its first year on the market, depending upon how well it sells around the Christmas period.