The Nintendo Switch is a certified hit, and it continues to dominate the sales charts. According to the NDP Group, the Nintendo Switch managed to claim the top slot for console hardware sales in the United States in September, besting both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. This was the third consecutive month that the Switch came out on top, and the fifth time overall this year (the Switch has been on the market for 7 months).
Nintendo also announced that since its March launch, it has sold over 2 million Switch consoles. Given that we have yet to reach the peak holiday shopping season (and Nintendo’s insistence that it will ramp up supplies in time for Christmas), Nintendo could easily add another million or two to that tally in the U.S. by year’s end.
In addition to dominating the hardware sales chart, Nintendo also revealed that it had three of the top ten best-selling games for the month. Looking ahead, Nintendo has high hopes that it will continue its hardware winning spree for October and throughout the rest of 2017 buoyed by the release of Fire Emblem Warriors and Super Mario Odyssey later this month. Next month will see the release of DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
While Nintendo will likely win October’s console hardware sales race, it will face stiffer competition in November. Microsoft's Xbox One X debuts on November 7th and promises to usher in a new wave of 4K console gaming -- something that the Nintendo Switch can't even come close to matching.
Earlier this week, Nintendo released the 4.0.0 firmware update for the Switch, bringing support for save game data transfers, video capture, new character profile icons and wireless USB headset support.