Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest Selling Home Console In US History

Is it a handheld? Is it a home console? These discussions persist, but one thing is now clear: The Nintendo Switch, which earned Best Hardware of the Year from us, is the fastest selling console in US history.  In the ten months since launch, the Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units which is the highest total for the first ten months of any home video game system.

Alongside this monumental hardware sales achievement, which was reported by GoNintendo, the Switch is having an incredible software performance that could end up breaking a handful of records. Nintendo also secured our award for Publisher of the Year.

"Fans across the country have experienced the joy of playing their favorite games at home or on the go," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO for Nintendo of America, in the press release for the news. "Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond."

This generation of gaming is shaping up to be the best ever. Microsoft isn't having the best software performance, but has the most powerful home console on the market. High-quality PC games are arriving in waves and dominating gaming discussions. Sony is cleaning up with hardware and software across the board. The Nintendo Switch is more of a direct competitor than the Wii was in its heyday, but it ultimately serves as the cherry on top. 2017 was the strongest gamers had experienced in years and, hopefully, 2018 will match or exceed it.

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