Nintendo has managed to guide the business in online game gross sales – by a large margin – for September, which is a really promising signal going into the vacation procuring season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, main the business because the top-selling console for the third straight month, and the fifth month total since its introduction seven months in the past.
Switch’s U.S. gross sales have now topped 2 million models, which is nice contemplating that the Wii U bought all of 6.23 million models throughout North America throughout its complete time in the marketplace. Nintendo Switch’s success was additionally bolstered by persevering with 3DS system household gross sales, in addition to Super NES Classic Edition gross sales, each of which helped it not solely lead, however primarily dominate the online game market.
Nintendo Switch is transferring into some high-profile software program releases for Switch that ought to assist it acquire much more client traction, together with Super Mario Odyssey, which lands on October 27 and which has been broadly praised by early gamers and critics, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which, regardless of being a port of a sport that’s now almost six years previous, will nonetheless little doubt be a well-liked obtain.
Nintendo additionally simply launched a software program replace for the Nintendo Switch that permits information switch between consoles, together with saves, and I can verify that this works as marketed from private expertise. It’s additionally added the power to save lots of and share video clips from sure video games, which may assist elevate the hype issue round high-profile releases. Also, and once more from private expertise, this console has mainly had only a ton of nice releases to date, which makes me very enthusiastic about its future.