Nintendo’s third-quarter earnings are out, they usually reveal that the corporate bought four.eight million Switch consoles between July and September, a year-on-year enhance of simply over 50 percent. 41.67 million models have been shipped in whole as of September 30th, that means the Switch will virtually actually overtake the SNES this vacation season to turn out to be Nintendo’s second hottest dwelling console ever.

This quarter noticed the discharge of the Switch Lite, a brand new handheld-only model of the console that may’t dock to a TV however prices $100 much less. The Lite bought 1.85 million models, whereas the common Switch — which additionally bought a new version with better battery life — bought 2.85 million.

Nintendo has continued to place out stable content material for the Switch, and this quarter had some robust performing titles even when none had been actually main blockbusters. Fire Emblem: Three Houses has bought 2.29 million models to date, whereas The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is as much as three.13 million models. Workout title Ring Fit Adventure and this week’s Luigi’s Mansion three are the largest titles launched in October, whereas the Switch’s huge hitter for the vacation season might be Pokémon Sword and Shield.


A particular Pokémon version of the Switch Lite might be launched tomorrow in Japan and November eighth elsewhere. The recreation itself follows on November 15th.

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