According to figures provided by Media Create, Nintendo’s innovative new console has sold more than 500,000 units in Japan since March 26th. In comparison, the PlayStation 4, another Japanese console, needed eight weeks to reach those same sales figures. Although Switch sales slowed down a bit after its second week on the market, numbers quickly shot up again — possibly thanks to the anticipated Splatoon 2 Global Testfire.
Even more interesting is the fact that the Wii U actually did better than both the Switch and PS4. Upon releasing in November of 2012, the Wii U moved almost 600,000 in only three weeks in Japan. Of course, this is probably due to consumers expecting the Wii U to be another groundbreaking console much like the Wii was with its focus on motion controls.
But as we all eventually learned, the Wii U would never get close to reaching the same overall sales numbers as the Wii. Here’s hoping Nintendo has learned from their mistakes and plans to release a consistent stream of exciting new titles for their latest console.
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