But it still didn’t beat the PS4’s record.
The Nintendo Switch continues setting sales records worldwide; having sold over 14 million units in nine months (which means it outdid the entire four and half years’ worth of Wii U lifetime sales in less than a year), not a week goes by when we don’t hear about it having broken or set a new record in some place or the other around the world.
Its newest record is in Germany- Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch sold 650,000 units in Germany in its first year, which makes it the fastest selling Nintendo system of all time in the territory, outdoing the Wii, which was Nintendo’s previous record holder. That said, the Switch still did not beat the PS4’s record, which sold a staggering 1 million units in 11 months in Germany- one of the few places in the world where the Switch played second fiddle to Sony’s console.
Going forward, with a stacked lineup of exclusives and third party games, and initiatives like Labo, it will be interesting to see how well Nintendo manages to maintain momentum for the Switch in its second year.