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Switch becomes fastest-selling home gaming system of all time in the US, over 4.8 million units sold

Posted on January 4, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo has just announced a new major sales milestone for Switch.

According to the company’s own internal sales figures, since launching about ten months ago, the console has sold over 4.8 million units in the United States. That means it is now the fastest-selling home gaming system of all time in the country. The previous record holder was Wii, which sold over 4 million units during the same timeframe.

Nintendo says that more than 60 percent of Switch owners have purchased Super Mario Odyssey. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is owned by 55 percent of users while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 have been picked up by more than 50 percent and 20 percent respectively.

Read today’s full announcement below.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 4, 2018 – Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history. The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures. That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe.

“Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond.”

A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch. In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in history. Nintendo Switch owners also possess the fun, competitive games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 at rates of more than 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

More than 300 games created by third-party developers have already launched for Nintendo Switch. These include big-name brands like FIFA 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 2K18 from 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. Nintendo Switch has also received strong support from indie developers, with a steady stream of favorites like SteamWorld Dig 2 from Image & Form, Golf Story from Sidebar Games, Overcooked Special Edition from Team17 Digital Ltd and Stardew Valley from Chucklefish LTD.

This year, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi. 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.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

Source: Nintendo PR

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  • Petri

    This somehow affects my enjoyment of the system and what it offers.

    • theFooFighter

      It kinda does. Better sales means better support

      • JasonBall

        Have all the upvotes

  • Stuart

    Amazing! And to think there is still people that tries to downgrade the sales of this system…lol

    We know in Japan is above 3 millions,does anyone remember the Europe numbers last time they report it?

  • Leonardo Modesto

    Waiting for the tears of some fanboys that comes to every news with negative comments about the switch now.

  • Pepperkeet

    Man the salty haters are gonna have a hard time with this one… they kept pretending that it was only a hit in japan and nowhere else LOL

    • ronin4life

      They are doing it on purpose. Just like they did with Wii.

      • ECM

        Oh, they have one last redoubt: now their ‘argument’ that it’s not a console, but a portable, will morph into “it’s both, so it doesn’t count because it’s combining sales from both!”

        (Just watch.)

        • Lord God King

          That’s the type of argument you can expect on N4G, probably very soon. They hate everything there that isn’t related to Sony.

      • Gregory Weagle

        If that’s the case, then I would be rooting for Gamevice to prevail in their lawsuit against Nintendo. At least then, the only argument I could make that was believable in any sense would be that Nintendo stole Gamevice’s device. It’s the least stupid thing they could do at this point without having people pointing out how much of their argument is projection.

        • Pinkie-Dawn

          Do you want to watch the world burn or something?

          • Gregory Weagle

            Oops; I was talking about Nintendo Switch hater rooting for Gamevice.

  • WOW!!! I expect it to be a juggernaut in Japan and I knew it could do very well in the states, but damn….the fastest selling home system ever in US gaming history?….smh. Yeah haters just wave the white flag already. The Switch is gonna continue to rip through the sales charts, especially with the inevitable Smash, Animal Crossing and Pokémon titles coming. It has no signs of slowing down whatsoever

    • Stuart

      Don’t tell me about it. I was one of the ones that,before the launch of the console,that defend it when people said it was doomed to fail,and even I am shocked about how well it is doing.

  • ronin4life

    Well then guess we better expect the same thing that happened after Wii: Increasing amounts of scorn, misinformation and pure bile to be flung at Nintendo in order to damage their consumer image ahead of their next console releases.

    Meanwhile PS4 pulled average at best numbers with weakened competition in the market place, and despite never matching the Wii’s launch(Which had severe stock shortages) had several articles written by multiple outlets throughout its maiden year about how it was the fastest selling home console while those same outlets refrained from talking about the controversies and issues the system maintained(Like the controllers that literally fell apart just from light use, the non existent data storage options, increase in PS Online pricing and the multimedia options that weren’t launched for more than a year)

    • GoldenTriforce

      Id say you’re flinging similar stuff at the PS4 lol. Switch is selling very well but that is absolutely no reason to discount the fact that this year for PS4 is one of the best for console sales. Though the Switch is killing the PS4 in Japan.

    • Gregory Weagle

      —refrained from talking about the controversies and issues the system
      maintained(Like the controllers that literally fell apart just from
      light use, the non existent data storage options, increase in PS Online
      pricing and the multimedia options that weren’t launched for more than a
      year) —

      All while projecting them onto the Nintendo Switch. Well; the data storage options and multimedia options anyway since the controllers were decent and Nintendo Paid On-Line hasn’t been released yet.

    • Aiddon

      Already bracing for it. Nintendo is never allowed to be successful unless it’s on the terms of people who hate them

    • I think since the gaming industry is shifting so much, that same level of misinformation and pure bile (on professional/larger levels) won’t be able to be recreated. But I do still expect the bias and scorn that’s been created and settled in to hang around.

      It’s kind of fascinating watching the way things works anymore, and how upset people genuinely get over another system’s success and rise. It would be way more fascinating if it weren’t already so old and tiring.

  • Locky Mavo

    That’s awesome! Maybe the 20 mil target isn’t as farfetched after all? Though with launching the Switch with their biggest franchises already, save for Pokémon and Smash Bros, one has to wonder what they have up their sleeves for us in 2018. When’s the direct Nintendo?!

    • “When’s the direct Nintendo?!”

      Why the rush for the direct now? Nintendo will give the direct when they’re ready once all the pieces are put in place first.

      Just be paitent.

      • Locky Mavo

        Knowing when a when a direct is happening isn’t rushing them and I’m positive they wouldn’t rush a direct out before everything is ready anyway.

  • GoldenTriforce

    It must be at least 12 million worldwide by now!

    • At the rate it’s been going it could be at 13 million or a bit above it

    • Tlozbj

      That sounds a bit too little, USA + Japan is already over 8 million. Overall, it should be at atleast 13 -13.5 million

      • GoldenTriforce

        I am going purely by estimating the average increase in global sales from last quarter based on the American and Japanese sales increase. It could be over 13 million but I doubt Europe is that high

        • I saw people working with the 15 million already

  • Padre

    In Europe Switch isnt a thing. I dont think many even know what it is.

    • That’s not true at all

      • GoldenTriforce

        Switch is doing how every Nintendo system does in Europe. Fine but certainly not great. NoE has a lot of marketing issues that they never try to solve.

        • I know but this guy acts as if the Switch is non-existent in the European market. The Switch has been doing pretty good in countries like the UK, France and Germany. It’s not irrelevant as he’s portraying it out to be

          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh yeah it’s certainly not irrelevant or doing bad but it’s not doing close to as well as in America and Japan.

          • masterjedi

            I do find it surprising how much of a foothold Sony and Microsoft have in the UK. They really love their shooters and hyper realistic mature games in England I guess. But Switch is doing phenomenal in Germany, Italy and France.

        • Apfel

          It’s not that, in Europe, like in Latin American, gamers like FIFA, CoD, AC and that kind of atrocious games. Has nothing to do with marketing.
          In Spain, to play “La Play” (the PlayStation) is to play FIFA…
          You may say football (or soccer) has ruined gaming in Europe.
          To be simplistic…

    • theFooFighter

      European sales are ok. Not good, not bad but ok. Europe is Sony territory

      • zelgadis greywords

        with the last numbers in europe at leat are 2.1 millions of consoles and that is only taking the 10 millions figure from last month, without the holidays dates.

    • Stuart

      Switch is doing fine in Europe. UK is still a weak market for Nintendo but Switch is still doing ok over there,better than Nintendo’s latest console,and doing much better in other territories like France,Germany and Switzerland.

    • masterjedi

      Switch is performing REALLY well in France, Italy and Germany and its doing okay in the UK. Europe basically has five big market countries; UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. The Switch is killing it in over half of those countries so you can’t say something like it isn’t a thing in Europe.

    • Eagle367

      In France it’s selling better than the Wii and in Spain it was selling better than all other systems last time we heard. It’s also pretty decent in Germany. Only UK is awful and of course it won’t do ps numbers since Europe loves ps

    • Game_God
    • Apfel

      In the name of the Padre! what a thing to say! Switch is selling great here in Europe

    • PachterStation

      The Switch is doing decent in Europe. Europe is more for home consoles than handhelds, although this article claims that the Switch is a home console.

  • Melatelo

    I’m honestly speechless. We all knew it was doing well but this is next level. Fastest selling home console of all time!? That’s no small feat. Can’t think of a more deserving system. Damn.

    • Melatelo

      Wanna add though Europe/Australia are a market Nintendo really need to try to crack. Imagine the further sales potential if they can secure those markets a little more. I know for one in Australia the Switch isn’t well known by many..but everyone I know just about either has a PS4 or knows what it is at least.

      • Mark

        It would help if Nintendo sold the Switch for a reasonable price over there.

        • Melatelo

          That is sadly true! The Switch is very very expensive in Australia especially. That wasn’t going to stop me but it has deterred a lot of others- especially considering how much cheaper then PS4 / X1 is over here

      • Eagle367

        Imagine if Nintendo breaks into China the sales potential there is much much higher but it’s more difficult to crack. Once it does though it will be Nintendo land since Sony and Microsoft can’t break through there. The console that breaks through China will be the first one to cross 200mil.

        • Melatelo

          Breaking in to China would be insane! We’ve seen what it can do in the film industry. If Nintendo can somehow crack in to that market they’d be rolling in it.

          • Eagle367

            Yes it would be. It can usher in a new era of gaming. Maybe China can give us something in gaming we never expected or thought we wanted.

  • wytxus

    Can‘’t wait for the Nintendo Direct

    • Adnan Ilyas

      Me too man!

    • Gregory Weagle

      After the Amazon leak; I’m not too sure it’s a Direct anymore. I’m also not sure if it is coming out in January if it was a Nintendo Switch Press Event. We’ll see what happens.

  • TimG57867

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/248/336/7f5.gif

    Keep on slaying Nintendo. Keep on slaying.

    • I love every goddamn version of this meme. Ghost Iwata just takes it to the next level.

  • Gregory Weagle

    Since this is from the USA alone; I’m certain that Nintendo Switch has surpassed five million units in the Americas. There’s still one more week of sales reporting in Japan to account for.

    Mochizuki of the WSJ stated that Switch sold 25% of it’s hardware and software sales in Japan. It was currently at 3.3 million units at the time (which was a week ago); so after some calculating, 13.2 million units roughly (and that was as of December 24th). I’m certain it’s around 13.5 million.

    Source: https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/status/946202445515915264

  • Mark

    That’s awesome. They’ve certainly made me a, made me a, believer, believer.

    (and yes, every single time I hear that Imagine Dragons song I think of Nintendo. Dang marketing.)

    • SpectralDynamite

      And it’s a good song on its own, too.

    • masterjedi

      My 5 year old refers to it as “the Zelda song”

    • Pinkie-Dawn

      The Nintendo Switch actually dodged the bullet for using that song, because it’s being listed as one of the worst songs of 2017 by a couple of people like Todd in the Shadows. Had people not know that, then it would’ve hurt the Switch’s reputation during the beginning of its launch period.

      • Mark

        “Believer” peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s third top ten hit after “Radioactive” and “Demons.” Apparently it’s album, “Evolve”, was number two on the US Billboard 200, and “Evolve” was also number one on the Top Rock and Alternative Albums charts. They also just had the honor of playing that song on the New Years Eve bash in New York City.

        Yeah, thank goodness that Nintendo had that song before someone like Todd in the Shadows showed up to tell us all it was crap. Nintendo was lucky enough to be playing the song back when people were genuinely enjoying it for the song it was and for how it appealed to them. Thank goodness that they didn’t play it after some YouTuber with a measley 145,000 subscribers said he didn’t like it. Because that would be embarrasing.

        • Pinkie-Dawn

          A YouTuber who is also an expert at music quality and has been around since 2006.

          • Mark

            It’s almost as if things like personal preference and subjective quality don’t exist.

            I mean, to say that Nintendo dodged a bullet by putting up one of the year’s most popular songs in their intro commercial is like saying that a studio like Disney would have been dodging a bullet by refusing to sign contract with JK Rowling to make eight Harry Potter movies, because critics say that the book is just simple and not of literary note. Thank goodness Warner Brothers got that contract. Those fools.

            When it comes to marketing, what the critics say doesn’t make a lick of difference. What matters is what the people like.

          • Pinkie-Dawn

            Yeah… what the people like…

            What I learned from the whole Star Wars controversy is that not even the people themselves know what they really like, leaning more towards the critics of subjects they’re an expert on.

  • Man

    GREAT!

  • Aiddon

    That sound you heard is a few thousand sphincters tightening due to 3rd party devs now having to develop for Nintendo after not guessing correctly

  • Vive

    Switch 4.8 mln units sold
    Wii 4.05 mln units sold
    PS4 3.95 mln units sold

  • Wanderlei

    Third party devs can no longer ignore Nintendo.

    • Apfel

      They will find a way…

  • Michael C

    AND the only company to kill (Wii U) and relaunch a system in the same cycle.
    Calling this a home console is like calling the iphone a apple tv because i could hook it up to my tv.
    This thing is a handheld, heck all the reviews that show how terribly games run always end with its the best portable version, or its good on the go.

  • DrWilly

    That’s great news. Hope it amounts to third-party games I actually care about.

  • Don Zaloog

    There’s no denying the power of the switch. It’s the biggest thing in gaming right now. The gaming industry as a whole is in a much better place now than it was last year imo. Great news all around.

  • awng782

    By my estimates, 1.4 million Switches were sold in December 2017 alone.

    Sales of the aforementioned games in the US:
    Super Mario Odyssey: 2.88+ million
    Zelda Breath of the Wild: 2.64+ million
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 2.8+ million
    Splatoon 2: 960,000+

  • awng782

    The PS4 sold 1.7 million units in November 2017, which made it the biggest month ever for PS4 in the US. Blockbusters like COD WWII and Battlefront 2 were released, and the PS4 also received some amazing Black Friday deals (such as the $200 PS4 with a free $50 at Gamestop).

    The Switch sold 1.4 million units in December 2017, which made it the biggest month ever for the Switch in the US. Xenoblade 2 was the only relevant new retail release. There were no price cuts, bundles, or holiday deals to speak of.

    The upside for the Switch is immense.

    • masterjedi

      I agree. It’s incredible to see the Switch momentum right now. Software is selling at an insane rate and its pushing hardware. We are legit living in Wii times again with this console. Kimishima said Nintendo wants to sell 20 million units in fiscal year 2018. I think that goal is WELL within reach because I think we’re going to get Animal Crossing in 2018. Nintendo released Pocket Camp on mobile in 2017 and they seem to be following a pattern of releasing a mobile game in a franchise before they release a console version of that franchise.

    • The Watcher

      Nintendo is known for withholding supply to create a buying frenzy while fixing the price of their hardware and software. An old tactic since the NES.

      • awng782

        “Artificial scarcity to create false demand” is nothing but a dumb conspiracy theory.

        • The Watcher

          A conspiracy theory that Nintendo lost in court and have to pay $5 – $25 million dollars in fines. Mmmkay…

          • awng782

            Please give me a reliable source stating that Nintendo purposely withheld Switch supply to artificially raise demand.

            All I see is that when Nintendo doesn’t have much supply, they don’t sell much hardware (look at Switch sales in Japan from May to mid-July) and when they do have the supply, they sell a lot of hardware (look at Switch sales in Japan from the release of Splatoon 2 and onward).

          • The Watcher

            You call yourself a Nintendo fan and you don’t know this historical fact? Or are you just playing blind tp the truth?

            A 40 billion dollar company having problems producing hardware they have been doing since the 1980’s.

            Why would I spoon feed you?
            I did my homework you do yours.

          • awng782

            Again, please give me a reliable source stating that Nintendo purposely withheld Switch supply to artificially raise demand.

            I have not seen any reports of Nintendo purposely withholding Switch supply to artificially raise demand.

            I do, however, keep track of Switch hardware sales in Japan and the US, and whenever a large amount of supply is present, demand rises up accordingly.

  • KashIsKlay

    Now gimme dat Prime

  • Tlink7

    Yesss, c’mon Squeenix…. quick ‘n dirty port of the KH series followed up by KH3, bam, easy money!

  • MajoraMan28

    Hey, did anyone see this pop up yesterday?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4200ebb6a4fa9f81d910392a30a5742d9108ce62aa00f29d2017cc982f720dc4.jpg

    This was registered at EUIPO

    • awng782

      lolz wut

      Probably fake.

    • JasonBall

      Confirmed fake

  • bugman83

    I thought the PS4 would’ve held on to this record.

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      PS4 lose to Wii already, you know

  • awng782

    Just for a laugh, the Wii U reached 4.8 million units sold sometime in December 2015, over 3 years after its launch.

    What a rebound.

    The Wii U has sold below 6 million units LTD in the US. The Switch will pass it up by the middle of this year.

  • HAppY_KrAToS

    the funny thing is,
    remember how the whole planet almost exploded, because sony wouldn’t implement voice chat/party chat on ps3 ?

    we’re in 2018, and switch gamers can’t chat with their friends, during a match, or simply to prepare a match…

    funny how people ha selective memory…

    nintendo not only is still living in 1990, but the also think all gamers are between 6 and 15yo.

    you guys remember the billions posts and videos from nintendo fans, games, feature requests, complains, etc, which nintendo absolutely 300% ignored ?

    today, fans totally forgot about that, and everybody is again worshiping nintendo, without even daring talking about the MANY issues the system has, starting by the audio chat/lobbies.

    no global account across several nintendo systems ? no problem.
    no way to re-download items that were already purchased once ? ohh, not a big deal.
    pro controller basically mandatory, ? oh, that’s fine.
    only 32gb of memory, forcing gamers to buy many many cards? that’s cool.
    1-2 switch not even offered free with the console, sold around 40 bucks ? oh, no big deal.
    ultra [email protected] components used to maximize profits since day one, resulting in an ultra under-powered system when docked, let alone on portable mode? no problem
    even a 4yo $200 smartphone can display better visuals ? no problem.

    we could spend 5 extra hours writing down negative things about the system (which i own !), but that would be useless, right… we all know a fan is blind and deaf, when the slightest criticism arises.

    in less than 2 years, gamers will be playing holywood-like games on a 20Tflops Ps5 or xbox2, with VR videos and audio chats/lobbies, because graphics force companies and devs to set the bar higher and higher… while nintendo will be studying and analysing if they should make that switch2 console in 2020, with hardware components from 2014… or 2010… and still hesitating including a proper chat system… or hundreds othwr features fans have been asking since 3 decades… to no avail.

  • Letrico

    I wonder where is the guy that says that Switch is the death of Nintendo because Switch is a portable that will replace 3DS while PS4 and Xbone is better because they are stronger console.

  • The Watcher

    PS4 steamrolled the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, New 3DS, and the Switch all combined in 2017.
    20 million units sold in 2017 without any overrating and overhyping from the gaming media like they did the Switch and Xbox One X.

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      How many ps4 units sold in 9 months in US since launch? 3,95 million. Even Wii sold better: 4,05 million. Switch: 4,8 million. Nothing sell faster than ps4? LOL You are forgetting Wii

      • The Watcher

        10 million in 5 months is the world record set by PS4. Show me how the Wii did that.

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          We are talking about US, isn’t it? This article is US, not the world

          Vào Th 6, 05 thg 1 2018 lúc 16:32 Disqus đã viết:

          • The Watcher

            You sound like an Xbot where USA is the world.

          • The Watcher

            Oh BTW PS4 is still the top selling video game console in the US this year and of all three. And for sure the PS4 has sold faster than the Switch this year in the US just wait for official numbers from Sony and NPD.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Salty much because this article? I expect no less from Sony fanboy. Xbox is irrelevant here. Wonder any Sony game can sold in Japan after releasing 3-4 years like Animal Crossing or Mario Kart? Pokemon also? Can’t wait to enjoy new ps4 game on the go oh wait

            2018-01-05 16:51 GMT+07:00 Disqus :

          • The Watcher

            I can’t stand lies like these

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Outside Sony fanboys, i don’t see everyone call them liar. Can you show me the proof, i saw people in siliconera and gematsu compare the sales of ps4/Wii/Switch:
            Wii: 4,05 mil
            Ps4: 3,95 mil
            Switch: 4,8 mil

            2018-01-06 3:11 GMT+07:00 Disqus :

          • The Watcher

            Salty? While PS4 is outselling the Wii U, 3DS and Switch combined and winning?
            Use some common sense please.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Salty? Outsold 3ds/Wii U combined is already ridiculous. The sales of both platforms are over 83 million. And Ps4 came out in 2013, Switch is 2017, compared lifetime sales of both now seems legit.

            Vào CN, 07 thg 1 2018 lúc 03:36 Disqus đã viết:

          • The Watcher

            Outselling not outsold my friend. Read carefully yourself.
            Here is 73.6 million PS4s for you. Happy New Year

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, I’m enjoying new year with the fact Switch is outselling ps4 and all other systems combined in Japan. Happy New Year

            Vào Th 3, 09 thg 1 2018 lúc 14:00 Disqus đã viết:

          • The Watcher

            lol!

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, let lol together at some butthurt Sony fans. LOL

            Vào Th 3, 09 thg 1 2018 lúc 14:13 Disqus đã viết:

          • The Watcher

            don’t isolate yourself too much

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, I am bringing ps4 with a TV as well as hopes for two charge socket to play with my friends in a plane. Too exciting!

            Vào Th 3, 09 thg 1 2018 lúc 14:13 Disqus đã viết:

          • The Watcher

            Aw…. that is sooooo nice. Good for you.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, so good for anyone play Bayonetta 3 for ps4 on the go oh wait

            Vào Th 3, 09 thg 1 2018 lúc 17:14 Disqus đã viết:

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Checking before saying anything or else it just shows you are a clueless salty fanboy

            Vào CN, 07 thg 1 2018 lúc 03:36 Disqus đã viết:

  • PachterStation

    Isn’t the Switch classed as a handheld? Nintendo’s last home console was the Wii U. Has the Switch replaced the Wii U or the 3DS? Last time I looked, the Switch is a handheld that can be plugged into a TV, something that could be done with the PSP. Misleading article?

    • The Watcher

      Reggie has taken a page from Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg playing with selective wordings.
      The PS4 sold 10 million in from June to November 2017; from 60 million to 70.6 million units sold which is twice faster that Reggie’s claim … but Sony doesn’t give crap.

      • Stuart

        Reggie is not saying Switch is the best selling console worldwide of 2017,it is saying that Switch has an amazing first year in the US and it indeed had.

    • Stuart

      Switch is an hybrid,it is being market and sold as such,it is not incorrect to label as a home console as such it is not incorrect to label as a handheld. Also I belive you are talking about the PS Vita Tv? PSP never received an official tv adapter.

  • PachterStation

    I couldn’t care less about console sales figures. But at the same time, people who enjoy PS4 versus Switch debates, by the time the Switch gets going, PS5 and Xbox Two will be on the horizon. By then, the Switch will be in a 3DS situation and Nintendo will start all over again. Nintendo can never go back to home consoles. As we all know, handhelds have their limits tech wise and that’s always going to be a problem for Nintendo. At some point, Switch sales will slow down. And if Sony and Microsoft release Switch style consoles in the future, Nintendo’s market share will plummet. The days of having a home console and a handheld console are well an truly a thing of the past. But Nintendo fans bang on about the Switch, when it was Sony with the PSP who gave gamers the opportunity to play on the go or connect to a TV. The Switch is old news, people.

  • Aiddon

    Another reason this news pleases me, it’s so I can take glee in mocking badly aged op-eds like seen here:

    http://tinycartridge.com/post/169323434942

  • Tjnswitch

    Great !

  • FutureFox

    Food for thought: It sold more while launching outside a holiday season in the U.S