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The Nintendo Switch has certainly garnered a lot of hype, but has it also been raking in the dough? According to GameStop, it sold 1.2 million Nintendo Switch units during the console’s first two months on sale. The Switch has now outpaced the Nintendo Wii, which is higher than the 1.1 million units GameStop reportedly sold in 2006. GameStop’s global sales increased by 3.8% to $2.05 billion USD. Software sales declined by 8.2% and pre-owned sales decreased by 6.2%, however, hardware sales increased by 24.6% thanks to the Nintendo Switch. Worldwide omni-channel sales also increased by 92.9% because... Read more...
Much to the chagrin of gamers who managed to get their claws on a Nintendo Switch console, there are not many games available yet, and the number dwindles when you weed out non-blockbuster releases. The good news is that will change in time, especially with third-party developers hopping on board. One of them is Ubisoft, which is working with Nintendo on a Mario and Rabbids RPG.It is called Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and it looks to be an odd title, though sometimes those are the most fun. In this case, the game contains a mix of exploration and turn-based combat, with the former estimated... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a bonafide sales hit across the globe, and has allowed the Japanese gaming giant to put a little more swagger in its step. Sales of the console have been so strong, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch topped both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (the usual home console sales champ) during the month of April in the United States. Nintendo is hoping to continue fueling its sales success by bundling two of its hottest properties: the Switch and Splatoon 2. The original Splatoon was a surprise hit for the Wii U when it splashed on the scene in 2015, and Nintendo is looking... Read more...
Several weeks after launch, the Nintendo Switch continues to fly off store shelves just as fast as employees can stock them. And that is not because Nintendo is intentionally shortchanging vendors with inventory, as one of the conspiracy theories goes. According to NPD Group, the Switch outsold the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and every other console) in the United States last month. In the month of April, Nintendo sold more than 280,000 Switch consoles in the U.S. alone to lead the pack of game console. It is the second month in a row that the Switch outpaced competition following a record-breaking... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a sales blockbuster, which is a much needed “win” for the Japanese game company following the disappointed of its immediate predecessor: the Wii U. Given the excitement surrounding the Switch, which is still sold out at retailers across the United States, it should come as no surprise that the console will be the main focus of Nintendo’s upcoming E3 festivities. This time around, all eyes will be on Super Mario Odyssey, which marks the first sandbox-type Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Mario fans were definitely excited when the first trailer... Read more...
If you're planning to buy (or already bought) a Nintendo Switch, consider The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild an essential purchase to go along with your new console. Sure, the selection of games on the Switch is woefully low right now, but the newest Zelda game would stand out even in a crowded field of titles. It's also a game that will be updated with fresh content, which Nintendo has begun to detail. You can purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, which will give you access to future DLC. The first DLC pack, Trial of the Sword, will roll out this summer. In anticipation of its release, Nintendo... Read more...
When I first heard about Nintendo's plan to build a hybrid console, I thought it was a long shot. And truthfully, it was. But I also reckoned the response to a 2-in-1 console (or 3-in-1 if you count tabletop mode, as Nintendo does) would ultimately be lukewarm. Having now spent the past couple of weeks actually playing with the Nintendo Switch, I can say I was (mostly) wrong in my original assessment, and certainly in my expectations. We'll get to my own thoughts in a little bit, but first let's talk about the Switch's reception. Despite the skepticism by myself and many others leading up to the... Read more...
  If you needed any additional evidence that the Nintendo Switch represents a return to form for the Japanese gaming giant, look no further than the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The game, which launched on Friday for the Nintendo Switch, has become the fastest-selling game in the franchise’s illustrious history. Mario Kart first came into existence for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) all the way back in 1992, and has seen numerous iterations on Nintendo’s subsequent gaming consoles. The previous record holder for launch day sales for the Mario Kart series was Mario Kart Wii,... Read more...
If the Wii U was a huge disappointment, then Nintendo is truly making up for it with the follow-up “Switch” hybrid gaming console. During the closing days of April, Nintendo issued an earnings forecast which projects that profit will jump 121 percent year-over-year for the current fiscal year, taking its tally to $584 million. The company has now indicated that it took a rather unusual step in an effort to ensure that key markets were receiving a steady supply of consoles. Nintendo, like other companies, bases the logistics of delivering consoles to world markets on the speed (or rather, lack thereof)... Read more...
Nintendo said that sales of its hybrid Switch console are off to a "phenomenal start" and that it plans to keep the momentum going. Assuming it can, Nintendo forecasts a massive 121 percent jump in profit for its current fiscal year, taking aim at 65 billion yen (around $584 million in U.S. currency), up from 29 billion yen (around $264 million) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017. It was a strong end to the fiscal year thanks in part to the Switch, Nintendo's newest game console. Nintendo gambled on a hybrid design that allows the Switch to play games on the big screen TV at 1080p when... Read more...
It has been nearly two months since Nintendo released its hybrid Switch console in the United States, but it is no easier to obtain today as it was when it launched. Supply has not kept with the rabid demand for what has become Nintendo's fastest selling console ever. However, getting one is not an impossible task—you just have to known where to be, and when. That is where we come in. We received word from our contact at Toys R Us that the toy store will once again be restocking the Switch, this time in conjunction with the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a first-party title that could end up as... Read more...
In the early going, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling game console in Nintendo's history. It racked up more sales during its first two days of availability than even the crazy-popular Wii did when it launched, and rocketed to over 900,000 units sold in North America along during its first month on the market. But what about the console's long-term outlook? One of the big criticisms at the moment is the lack of third-party support. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell does not thing that is a problem.The CEO of the development studio responsible for Ashes of the Singularity and the Galactic Civilizations... Read more...
It is standard procedure for console makers to release slimmer versions of their flagship game systems. Sometimes they come with upgraded hardware, too. A recent example is the Xbox One S, a more compact version of the Xbox One with a few nifty upgrades, such as support for 4K playback and upscaling. Well, it is not just Microsoft and Sony that see the benefit in offering thinner versions of their respective consoles, Nintendo is apparently considering the same thing with its crazy popular Switch system.There are reports and chatter among analysts that Nintendo will not only shrink the Switch,... Read more...
There has never been another console quite like the Nintendo Switch. Similar perhaps, but not wholly unique in the same vein. The Switch is equal parts a living room console for gaming on the big screen television, and a portable handheld for gaming on the go. It's also more than those two things—nobody's ever huddled around a Gameboy for multiplayer action. Given the Switch's trailblazing form and function, it shouldn't be too surprising that it's now officially the fastest selling game system of all time. Tracking firm NPD Group pegs Nintendo Switch sales in the United States at more than 906,000... Read more...
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