Japan’s unstoppable Nintendo Switch sets new records

Nintendo’s hybrid console continues to make industry history with its continued success.

Earlier this year, we learned from Famitsu and Gamesindustry.biz that the Nintendo Switch 2021 is outselling all other consoles combined in Japan. With 5.3 million Nintendo Switch consoles versus 1.1 million between the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series and 3DS, Nintendo’s monopoly on the archipelago is undeniable.

Since then, the Kyoto-based company has just smashed an impressive new record in its country of origin The Switch just surpassed the sales of the Nintendo 3DS. The hybrid console then rose to the prestigious position of the third best-selling console in the entire history of the video game industry in Japan.

In just five years, the youngest of Big N has managed to achieve sales figures that would have taken the 3DS ten years to reach. With no less than 24.6 million consoles Now that Nintendo has found a buyer in the Nippon Archipelago, there is so much to say that Nintendo has managed to find the recipe for success and that the Switch still has a bright future ahead of it. It’s not impossible that it even surpasses the astronomical stats of the Gameboy and DS, which top the podium with 32.5 million and 32.9 million consoles sold, respectively.

Popular console, popular licenses

Nintendo’s strength lies in its ability to innovate and use its flagship franchises wisely. The rise of the Switch is largely explained by its overwhelming popularity from Animal Crossing happened in the midst of a pandemic, but the console has a suite of other licenses that give it this historic success.

There is something for everyone on the Switch and no iconic series from Nintendo is left out. Of kirby to Metroidpass Pokemon, splatoon and even retro online subscription games, everything is there to satisfy old and new players alike.

The great classic Wii Sports also celebrated a comeback under the name Nintendo Switch Sports in an updated version. Real hit for Big N as the game was very well received by both critics and gamers as the game has already sold more than 190,000 copies in Japan.

With the imminent arrival of turn 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 or even the return of the series from Mario Stricker2022 promises good surprises for the Nintendo Switch, not to mention 2023 that will mark the release of the long-awaited sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild whose first details have already been leaked!

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