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In just under two years the Nintendo Switch has outsold the GameCube

Nintendo Switch IMG Beach Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales
Kayla Schwartz | 31 October, 2018, 06:54

For the holidays, the Switch is sure to enjoy a huge boost in sales thanks to the game releases Nintendo has planned. The Wii U was the other system to fall behind, which sold 13.56m units, but the Switch has a long way to go to catch up with some other previous machines.

In its earnings release, Nintendo suggested its Switch console was a main driver of its successful period.

Nintendo has sold more Switch consoles in 15 months than it did GameCubes over that device's entire lifetime.

Game software sales were driven by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which has sold well over a million copies since its release in May, while Mario Tennis Aces, released in June, has sold more than two million units.

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday said sales of Switch consoles and games pushed operating profit up 30 percent in the July-September period to reach its highest quarterly result in eight years.

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The firm said it hopes to grow sales of the Switch further by "continuing to introduce compelling new software".

Still, Nintendo doesn't seem phased, and believes upcoming releases like Super Smash Bros. Of course there were popular non-Nintendo titles made for the GameCube - hello, Resident Evil franchise - but the most popular games for the console were nearly invariably first-party.

The Wii and DS are the runaway winners at present with an incredible 101.63m and 154.02m units sold respectively; the Game Boy sold 118.69m units, the Game Boy Advance 81.51m, 3DS sold 73.53m, the NES 61.91m units, the SNES shifted 49.10m, and the Nintendo 64 is next to be caught with 32.93m units sold.

Nintendo hasn't announced a new Mario Kart for the Switch, but it is working on one for smartphones. If they do hit this figure, then they deserve commendations for an excellent fiscal year and console.

This resulted in a 34 billion yen ($301 million USD) profit in the last quarter, up from ¥30 billion a year earlier.

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