Switch Is Selling Like Wii, Thanks To Traditional Nintendo Games

Kelley Robertson
January 26, 2019

A small surprise was also announced in the video: Goat Simulator: The GOATY, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, and Unruly Heroes were added to the Nintendo eShop for Switch today. The video revealed a February 1 launch date for the turn-based strategy game Wargroove (Chucklefish), the announcement of the next game in the acclaimed SteamWorld universe, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Image & Form Games / Thunderful Publishing) and more indie news. It hasn't plateaued at all since its launch in early 2017 and has even managed to edge out records held by the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Right now the Nintendo Switch can only handle Full HD resolutions over HDMI in TV mode, and HD resolutions when in handheld mode, so the ability to play 4K video content, if not games at 4K, would be a major improvement and a feather in the new Nintendo Switch 2's cap. Ultimate also outsold the series' previous iteration, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (5m). He also muses on continuing their mobile strategy even though "dedicated gaming hardware" is their focus (much to the delight of many who lament the mobile space), calling it "one means of supporting our pillars of revenue".

Wargroove is coming to the PlayStation 4, but we're still not sure when.

If you were thinking about holding out a few more months for a new Nintendo Switch model or a permanent price cut, you might be out of luck.


Currently, components of Nintendo Switch are stored at the upstream supply chain, waiting to be assembled and shipped with Nintendo's instruction, the sources said.

Throw in console software and accessories, as well as PC, mobile, DLC, and subscription spending on gaming, and the U.S. game industry as a whole grew 18 percent in 2018 to more than $43 billion, according to ESA-cited numbers from NPD and Sensor Tower. In the past, we have increased our internship programs and such to interest people in how we do things; we want to continue to spread Nintendo's ways of thinking.

And between now and the end of March Ninty would have to sell another five million Switch units to hit their target.

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