Nintendo Switch breaks records in Spain and reaches 2 million units sold

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Nintendo Switch has overcome the barrier of two million units sold in Spain since its launch on March 3, 2017. The Japanese company has issued a statement this Friday morning to confirm the data, offered by the independent consultancy GfK dated October 24, and consecrates for the third consecutive year its leadership in the national territory after being the best-selling console in 2019 and 2020.

A) Yes, Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling video game platform in Spain during the three quarters of 2021, in the absence of a last quarter in play marked by Black Friday and Christmas, where they will rely on the impulse of titles such as Pokémon Shining Diamond / Shining Pearl and the recently published Metroid Dread.

For its part, in software it monopolizes six of the top ten positions in the video game distribution ranking in our country so far in 2021: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which with more than 150,000 units is the publisher’s best-selling title in Spain to date in 2021; Animal Crossing: New Horizons; Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition; Ring Fit Adventure; and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the latter available since last July.

Metroid Dread has already sold more than 30,000 units in Spain

The premiere of Nintendo Switch OLED and Metroid Dread on October 8 have become the great movement of the Kyoto company for this fall. Both products, already available in all markets, have had a more than remarkable reception around the world. Now we know that the new adventure of Samus Aran, developed in Spain by the Madrid team MerurySteam, adds more than 30,000 units until last October 24; according to the data provided by GfK.

Although sales figures for the Nintendo Switch OLED, whose current availability in stores are very limited, have not been disclosed, the statement does confirm that these two million units include all models of the hybrid family: the original model and its revision of 2019 with greater autonomy, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED, whose main novelty is a panel with high contrast and greater clarity in seven inches.

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Next Thursday, November 4, the presentation of Nintendo’s financial results corresponding to the second quarter of this fiscal year (Q2 / FY2021) will take place, a meeting with investors where the sales data of both hardware, software and services of all semester. In case of maintaining the current projection, Nintendo Switch will arrive next March with more than 100 million units distributed; Until last July 30, it had more than 89 million consoles shipped all over the planet.

Source | Nintendo (press release)


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