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Random: Console sales outpace overall poor Wii U software sales

Random: Console sales outpace overall poor Wii U software sales

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Nintendo’s latest financial results appear Strong transformer sales, despite a 20% year-on-year decline due to semiconductor shortage. With a total of 107.65 million Switch units sold, the console is close to lifelong Game Boy and Nintendo DS sales.

Just to further highlight its success, Switch hardware sales have now surpassed sales of Wii U software. That’s right; As noted by Nintendo Life alumni, a good all-round egg John Cartwright On Twitter, there are now more Switch consoles out in the wild than Wii U games. This Wild.

Of course, the Wii U had a rough ride when it launched globally in 2012. The console reached a total of 13.56 million units sold during its lifetime, the lowest of Nintendo’s core console lineup. Major third-party publishers, including Ubisoft And EAbegan cutting back support for the console in 2013, less than a year after its release.

What do you think of this comparison? It definitely highlights both the Switch’s success and the Wii U’s failure head-on. Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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