The Nintendo Switch has been selling very well, so well that it could potentially beat out the number of units the Wii U sold in its lifetime. That’s according to Nintendo’s latest financials in which they are predicting that they could sell another 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles by this time next year.
Combine this with the 2.74 million units that they have sold since its release until now, it makes it shy of 13 million units which according to Engadget, puts it almost on par with Wii U which back in 2015, managed to hit 10 million units sold in its lifetime, and that’s only after 3 years of it being in the market.
There is no doubt that the Switch is outdoing its predecessor. Initial sales figures for Japan alone revealed that the Switch had already outsold the Wii U during its first week, so for the Switch to potentially outsell the Wii U isn’t really a stretch of the imagination. In fact if anything it feels more like an eventuality.
However the question is whether or not it’ll be able to accomplish that feat in its first year is a different story. In the meantime there are games coming out for the Switch that will no doubt help boost its sales, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros., and Super Mario Odyssey.