The Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Console In U.S. History

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Today, Nintendo announced that the Switch has become the fastest-selling home game console ever in the United States. It surpassed the previous record holder, the Nintendo Wii.

Since launching on March 3, 2017, the Switch sold over 4.8 million consoles in the U.S. In comparison, during the Nintendo Wii’s first ten months, over 4 million consoles were sold in the U.S.

As of December 12, Nintendo sold over 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles worldwide.

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I have to say I’m nervous about this massive success... I’m worried we’re going to get shit ports of PS4/xBone games (see WWE) instead of new and unique stuff. I’m also worried that indies will eventually get crushed as AAA developers start to embrace the console and steal their thunder.

I love the thing, but I don’t want it to be a machine that just plays Call of Duty World of Advanced Combat at 20 fps.