Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan

Nintendo Switch’s Joy Cons can detach from the console itself for a “Table Top Mode” playstyle. (Photo Credit by Gosunoob)

Switch continues to fly off the shelves!

In less than one year, the Nintendo Switch has officially outsold the total lifetime Wii U sales in Japan.

According to Famitsu, Nintendo has sold 878,063 consoles from Nov. 27 to Dec. 24 in Japan. From the launch of Nintendo’s ninth-generation console, up until now, the company has reached a total of 3.3 million units, thus surpassing its predecessor.

From December 2012 to December 2017, it took the Wii U five years to reach 3.3 million units, whereas, the Switch reached that milestone in just a matter of nine months and three weeks! Moreover, the Nintendo Switch is considered to be the fastest-selling console so far, in Japan. The runner-up goes to the PlayStation 2, which sold 3,016,622 consoles from March 2000 to December 2000.

Initially, Nintendo wanted the Switch to sell more than 10 million units worldwide by its fiscal year (April 2017 to March 2018). Now that the company has succeeded their goal, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima aims for the 20-million console mark for its following fiscal year (April 2018 to March 2019). Given that Japan is accountable for 25 percent of the hardware/software sales, this feat may not seem all that farfetched.

What do you think about the raging success of the Nintendo Switch in Japan? Do you think it’s going to continue to prosper, or it will decline significantly in the coming months? Let me know in the comments below.

[Source: Twitter] [Via: Nintendo Switch Reddit; Nintendo Soup]

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