Nintendo has had an impressive year so far. With the Switch Direct last January, to the March 3rd launch of the Nintendo Switch itself. Followed by month after month of releases. Starting out in March with The Game Awards 2017 GOTY (Game of the Year), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Snipperclips and 1-2 Switch. April brought us Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Fast-forward to the Summer and we were graced with Arms, Splatoon 2 and the impressive Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The fall has brought us many more great titles! Starting out with Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, Pokken Tournament DX, and finally Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Check out the full press release below and congratulations Nintendo, here’s to 10 million more!
Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, the Nintendo Switch system has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.
Nintendo Switch is a home console that can be played on a TV, and also taken instantly on the go – it lets people play their favorite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. And since every Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family* right out of the box.
The robust and diverse library on Nintendo Switch features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At The Game Awards last week in Los Angeles, Super Mario Odyssey won the award for Best Family Game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was honored with the awards for Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Game Direction.
Nintendo Switch is also home to fun multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS that can be played online** or with friends and family in the same room, as well as an ever-growing list of great third-party games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley, Nintendo Switch is truly for any player.
“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”
After a record-breaking 2017, Nintendo Switch will continue its momentum in 2018. The system will see the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game in the beloved Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER (working title) from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Runner3 from Choice Provisions. However, the biggest annoucement for the Nintendo switch’s arsenal of games was definitely Fortnite on the console! This will be the games first time on a portable console, this move by Nintendo is targeted towards the switch selling many more units in 2018 and falling into mainstream media once again! I wonder whether Youtuber sensation Ninja will be making the switch? The current Ninja GamePlay settings are only for PC, so he would probably have to switch up his control scheme.