Nintendo Switch exceeds 10 million units sold in nine months

The Japanese company Nintendo sold more than 10 million units of its Nintendo Switch console in the last nine months, boosted by the launch of new iconic games and surpassing the number that the company had set for the end of the year.

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Nintendo, which launched its next-generation Switch platform in March, set out to overcome the ten million barriers by the end of 2017. However, it reached those numbers a month earlier, the company said in a statement.

With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, the Japanese company proposed to export more units, the statement said, with sales expected to be boosted later this year.

Sales of this console were boosted by its growing game catalogs, which incorporates some popular titles such as “Super Mario Odyssey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, a bet by the Japanese company to recover some of its emblematic sagas.

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The Switch works like a home console when you connect to the TV via a dock, but also as a portable device, which gives you the ability to continue the game from the same point immediately and everywhere.

By 2018, Nintendo plans to double Switch’s production, tracking the sales figures recorded by other consoles of the company, and expanding its catalog with games like Kirby Star Allies, another of its classics.

From these results, Nintendo has revised up its provisions for the current year, which will end on March 31, 2018, where it expects to net profit of 85 billion yen (643 million euros), almost double that its previous estimate, although 20% below that of 2017.

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