Despite only being on sale since March, the Switch is already closing in on the lifetime sales milestone for the Wii U.
The Switch has racked up the incredible sales figure in only nine months on sale. The unit 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.
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.
At The Game Awards last week in Los Angeles, Super Mario Odyssey won the award for Best Family Game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was honoured with the awards for Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Game Direction.
“We are delighted that many fans across Australia and New Zealand and around the world are enjoying Nintendo Switch,” said Nintendo Australia Managing Director Kamon Yoshimura.
“With so many gameplay experiences offered by Nintendo Switch, we are looking forward to seeing new players share the fun this holiday season.”
To date it is estimate that 13.56-million Wii U units have been sold since its launch in November 2012.