The installation base of the Nintendo Switch is constantly growing. In the last quarter alone, 3.19 million consoles were sold. This made it possible to bypass the sales of another hit Nintendo – GameCube console. During its lifetime, it has sold 21.74 million copies.
In addition, compared with the same quarter last year, sales growth was noticeable. A year ago, 2.93 million portable consoles were sold, and in the Christmas quarter – 7.23 million. Analysts expect a similar success in the current season of gifts.
Sales should spur on several blockbusters planned for release – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu, Diablo 3.
GameCube was released in 2001 as a competitor to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, but with a greater focus on children’s audience.