Sales of Nintendo Switches were 735,000 units in October 2020

Nintendo Switch sales were 735,000 units in October in the US. Those numbers shared by NPD include both Nintendo Switch, which launched in 2017, and Nintendo Switch Lite, which launched last year. According to Nintendo, October 2020 numbers are the second highest October sales of any video game console in history, after the Wii system, which sold 807,000 units in October 2008. This is the strongest sales for Nintendo Switch yet.

NPD announced the sales figures for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite for the month of October. As a result, the two consoles combined sold 735,926 units in the US, up 136 percent from October 2019. Nintendo said This is the second highest October sales of any video game console in history. The record is currently held by the Wii system, which sold 807,000 units in October 2008.

Nintendo Switch has been the top-selling video game console on all consoles for 23 straight months – the longest streak since NPD began tracking sales. According to the NPD, more than 22.5 million Nintendo Switch units have been sold in the US alone. Globally, the console has sold 63 million units according to internal data from Nintendo.

In addition, Nintendo announced that customers who purchase Nintendo Switch will receive a download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Black Friday as well as a three-month individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online. This bundle will be available for purchase starting November 22nd in the US starting at $ 299.99 (approximately Rs 22,400).

Recently, Nintendo raised its sales forecast for the Switch to 2.4 million units by March 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic boosts consumer spending on home games. Operating profit between April and September was JPY 291.4 billion (around Rs.20,800 billion), three times the profit for the same period last year.


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