Undoubtedly, Nintendo had an excellent year in 2018 with many successful video games released and with its Nintendo Switch console which became very popular. According to a recent report revealed by the NPD Group, Nintendo Switch was the indisputable leader of the video gaming industry in 2018, surpassing both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Nintendo Switch Was The Indisputable Leader of the Video Gaming Industry in 2018
In addition to all that, for the first time since 2009, Nintendo has scored higher profits in 2018 from selling games than any other publisher in the world. Between March 2017 and November 2018, Nintendo sold more about 9 million Nintendo Switch units.
According to the NPD Group, Nintendo Switch continued to sell high in December 2018, maybe thanks to the launch of the successful Super Smash Bros Ultimate on December 7th of the last year.
Nintendo Foresees An Even Better Future For The Nintendo Switch in 2019
Nintendo also announced its investors that it’s going to sell more than 38 million Nintendo Switch units by March 2019. According to Bloomberg, the Japanese entertainment company can hit the 35 million level. However, Nintendo sold roughly 18 million Nintendo Switch consoles in its first year on the market, between March 2017 and March 2018, so the initial Nintendo forecast is still achievable.
Among the last year’s most successful title, there is Super Smash Bros Ultimate which sold 5 million copies by the end of 2018, in just 24 days after it launched. In the second place, there came Pokemon: Let’s Go games with 3 million copies sold.
But Nintendo foresees an even better future for the Nintendo Switch, and, in this regard, the company plans an update for the console, as well as rollout out of many other video games that it expects to be at least as successful as the last ones. Among them, there could be Metroid Prime 4, the most-anticipated Nintendo Switch game.
As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech.