Nintendo has revealed that 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold to consumers around the world, with Nintendo's new console achieving this impressive milestone just nine months after its release. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata released a statement via press release, in which they talk about the response from fans and the amazing experiences the Switch has to offer.
We are thrilled that fans all across Europe and around the world are enjoying the gameplay experiences that only Nintendo Switch can offer, whether it be the newest adventures with Super Mario and Link, or unique games such as 1-2-Switch, where players look at each other and not the screen.
As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go. The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.
Nintendo Switch is the first home console that can be played on a TV and also be taken instantly on the go, allowing players to experience their favourite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. As every Nintendo Switch comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family right out of the box.
The console’s diverse games library already features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latter of which won Game of the Year at The Game Awards and has received numerous additional accolades including Ultimate Game of the Year at The Golden Joystick Awards.
Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to an increasingly expansive line-up in the coming year, with the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta 2, Dragon Quest Builders and a new game in the Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, Project Octopath Traveler from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Morphies Law from Cosmoscope.