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Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube, But …

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Mandy Jefferson | 31 October, 2018, 06:58

"Still, remakes and indie titles aren't compelling enough for most people to buy a new console".

The result, announced this morning, signals a continued strong reception for the Nintendo Switch, which had already exceeded its immediate predecessor, the Wii U, in lifetime unit sales.

Nintendo sold about 5 million Switch globally in the first half of its fiscal year, leaving just under 15 million units in sales needed to hit its 2018 fiscal year sales goal, the company reported Tuesday. First up, we have Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu! on November 16, which is followed on December 7 by the system seller that is Super Smash Bros.

In these six months, Nintendo sold 5.07 million Switch consoles, which is up 3.7% compared to the same period a year ago. You can look at these figures yourself over on Nintendo's official financial report page.

Almost 23 million Nintendo Switch have been sold since it's launch.

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There's also a bigger 3,700mAh battery under the hood, 20 per cent larger than the 3,300mAh battery inside the OnePlus 6 . Both the handsets are fuelled by the same QualcommSnapdragon 845 SoC with eight cores and coupled with Adreno 630 GPU.


Operating profit in the July-September quarter was 30.9 billion yen (about $275 million), up from 23.8 billion yen a year ago.

Nintendo has shared an update about sales of Switch hardware, and some of the platform's biggest games. The company's 5.07 million units sold for the first half of this fiscal is up from 4.89 million for the same period past year. This includes first, and third-party games.

Over its lifetime between 2001-2007, the GameCube managed to sell a very respectable 21.74 million units.

The Wii and DS are the runaway winners at present with an incredible 101.63m and 154.02m units sold respectively; the Game Boy sold 118.69m units, the Game Boy Advance 81.51m, 3DS sold 73.53m, the NES 61.91m units, the SNES shifted 49.10m, and the Nintendo 64 is next to be caught with 32.93m units sold.

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