At one time, the CEO of Pokemon explicitly told Nintendo executives that he believed the Nintendo Switch would fail. With a big first-party exclusive, a surge of indie titles, and a wealth major announcements for the console, the Switch continues to exceed his and the expectations of many others. The success continued in August, where the mobile/home console hybrid outsold the PS4 and Xbox One once again.
“The Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling hardware platform,” says a quote from NPD analyst Mat Piscatella in the Venturebeat report. “The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March 2017.”
The PlayStation 4 led the charge in May and June with Switch taking the others since launch and the console also moved over 1.5 million units in Japan. The Switch is likely to see really strong numbers well into the holiday season, too, with Skyrim and DOOM arriving on the Switch this Fall around the time Super Mario makes his official solo debut on the console with Super Mario Odyssey on October 27. The hardware bundle for Switch and Odyssey will likely end up under a lot of Christmas trees this year as well.