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Nintendo Switch Sales Have the Potential to Eclipse the Wii

Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the market right now. GameStop shares that their console is performing strong at the stores.

GameStop merchandise director Eric Bright said that the Switch “could possibly eclipse the Wii”. Nintendo Switch was a huge hit selling more than 100 million consoles world wide.

However Bright declined to share specific sales numbers with the media but he did say that sale out of the gate have been “phenomenal”.

Eric Bright explained.

“I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time,”

Nintendo has yet to give a specified number for the sale of Switch console. The company will report its earning next on 27 April 2017. So hopefully we might get a guess of exactly how many of the Nintendo Switch have been sold so far.

On the contrary, the Switch’s predecessor the Wii U faced many struggles and has sold just 13.56 million units according to Nintendo’s latest count. With the exception of Wii, other Nintendo consoles had sales worse than the ones before them dating all the way back to NES.

The Wii was the seventh generation of home video consoles and it introduced the Wii remote controller, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and which detects movement in three dimensions. Like other seventh-generation consoles, it features a game download service, called “Virtual Console”.

Another part of the seventh generation the Wii Mini was¬†Nintendo’s first major console redesign since the compact SNES, the Wii Mini could only play Wii optical discs,¬†this model was not released in Japan and Australia. The Wii’s successor, the Wii U, was released on November 18, 2012.

On October 20, 2013, Nintendo confirmed it had discontinued production of the Wii in Japan and Europe, although the Wii Mini is still in production and available in Europe.