Nintendo Switch Will Pass the N64 in Sales

Nick Summers:

Nintendo sold 9.41 million Switch consoles in the three months leading up to December 31st, 2018, bringing lifetime sales to 32.27 million. That's just 660,000 short of the immensely-popular Nintendo 64 and well beyond both the Gamecube and Wii U. The holiday quarter was a big improvement over 2017, when the company shifted 7.23 million Switch consoles. Still, it seems unlikely that the company will hit its 20 million sales target for the current financial year. Nintendo sits at 14.48 million for the first three quarters which, while impressive, leaves too much ground to cover in the final quarter. It has therefore revised its sales target down to 17 million.

The N64 dominated my teenage years and was a great console. This is firmly in the positive camp for Nintendo, even with the softer sales of late.


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