Nintendo had arguably the best 2017 of any tech company. It’s Switch console was a runaway success, enabling the firm to bounce back in style following the Wii U flop.
The momentum shows no sign of slowing in 2018, and now it appears the firm has laid the ghost of the Wii U to bed for good.
Although the landmark is yet to be confirmed, analysts are reporting the Nintendo Switch has now totally outsold the previous-generation Wii U console.
Ace Research (via @mochi_wsj) believes Nintendo sold 7 million Switch consoles during the October-December quarter. That would bring the total sales since March 2017 to 14.6 million.
The disappointing Wii U told 13.5 million consoles in four years, before it was discontinued in 2016.
Given the Switch hasn’t even been on sale for a year and stocks have been limited, this would be quite the feat.
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Nintendo will likely confirm its sales figures at its earnings call at the end of the month. It has previously predicted it would sell more than 16.7 Switch units by the end of March.
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