And in terms of recovery from the Wii U era, Nintendo's previous home console sold 7.3 million units over its first 10 months. The previous record holder, the Wii, sold four million consoles in the U.S. during its first ten month on sale in 2006-2007.
We still need to see Nintendo's slate of games for 2018, but we may hear more news on that sooner than you think.
In just ten months the Nintendo Switch has sold over 4.8 million units in North America, making it the fastest selling console in the region.
What's more Nintendo's push for greater third-party support looks to be taking shape as titles that were missing from Nintendo's library in the past, like LA Noire, Skyrim and Doom, have all made the jump to the Switch. These titles are not only console-sellers, but they are also the highest-rated games in history too.More news: Bitter Cold, Wind Advisories Follow The Snow In Maryland
It has broken the record set by the Nintendo Wii during its launch. Super Mario Odyssey was the Switch's best-selling game during its first calendar year, and more than 60% of Switch owners in the U.S. purchased the game (which translates out to about 2.9 million copies). These include big-name brands like Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 from Electronic Arts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Just Dance 2018 from Ubisoft, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition from Mojang, L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games, NBA 2K18from 2K Games, Sonic Mania from SEGA, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom, Rocket League from Psyonix and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM from Bethesda.
This is incredible news for Nintendo! "Fans can also expect continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, SEGA, Take 2 and Bethesda, plus a growing catalog of quality content from indie developers".
Nintendo is coming out the gate strong in 2018 and that is thanks in large part to their hybrid home console the Nintendo Switch.