Jan 30, 2020

Nintendo Switch overtakes 1990s SNES console in sales

The Nintendo Switch has become the company's third best-selling home console, overtaking the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The launch of the Nintendo Switch was a critical moment in Nintendo's history, following disappointing sales of its predecessor the Wii U. But it proved popular with gamers, overtaking sales of the Wii U after only 10 months on sale. Some analysts suggest Nintendo may have sold as many Switch consoles as Microsoft has sold Xbox One devices, although Microsoft no longer reports its sales figures. Piers Harding-Rolls, an analyst for the IHS Markit consultancy, said it was likely that Switch console sales would overtake Xbox One in the first nine months of 2020. Mr Harding-Rolls said he expected Switch sales in 2020 to further improve on this "With a full year of Switch Lite in the market".

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