Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units Since Launch

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Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units Since Launch

Nintendo is boasting that its Switch hybrid console has sold 10 million units worldwide in the first 10 months of release, helped by Black Friday promotions.

The Wii, Nintendo's best-selling home console to date, was released in November 2006, and had shipped 13.17m units by the end of September the following year.

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"The fact that we reached 10 million units sold on a global basis and we're not fully through the holidays is unprecedented territory for Nintendo", said Fils-Aime to CNN Tech. Other games such as "Super Mario Odyssey" and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" have been widely praised, and titles such as "Bayonetta" and "Bayonetta 2" - which debuted on the Wii U - will come to the console next year.

If you've never owned a Nintendo console, or haven't owned one in decades, jump in and see what everyone is raving about.

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Here's Mario with a small portion of Nintendo's fortune.

It's pretty clear that the Nintendo Switch has been a roaring success at this point, from a critical and commercial perspective.

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The only place you could play any of the games above - with the exception of "Breath of the Wild", which could also be played on Wii U - is on a Switch.

No one apart from hardcore Nintendo enthusiasts had given Switch a chance, even after the console reveal there were many who thought Switch would just not be able to compete with the big boys.

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For 2018, Nintendo Switch games on tap include Nintendo-published titles like "Kirby Star Allies", "Bayonetta", "Bayonetta 2" and a new game in the Yoshi franchise.

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