The difference a system seller can make.
The Nintendo Switch is officially a success, with the system having had a hugely successful launch that is outperforming even the Nintendo Wii and 3DS- Nintendo’s previous most successful launches. According to Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime, this means that the Switch is now officially setting new records every day that it is sold.
The reception to the Switch has been remarkable, according to him, turning the ‘industry on its ear.’ “The reaction to Nintendo Switch has been remarkable,” Fils-Aime said in an interview with FOX News. “Every day we’re setting new records from a US perspective, meaning, you know, today I can look back and see how I compare to the launch of the Wii or the Nintendo DS or the Nintendo 3DS, and I’m setting sales records every day with the Nintendo Switch.
“The reaction has been fantastic. Consumers want it, I’ve been with industry peers, they’re excited with what we’re doing and hoping to drive the industry. I’ve seen the games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, right now the fourth highest-rated game in the history of video games.
“We’ve turned the industry on its ear and to do that, to be part of a company that has a reputation for doing it on a regular basis, has been tremendous.”
As I’ve been saying, it is good to see Nintendo having a successful launch, especially after the dismal bomb that was the Wii U- one can only hope that they are able to sustain this momentum going forward, and not just fizzle out.