Author: Peter Keen

Switch sells 10 million units

Nintendo has announced that the Switch console has sold 10 million units worldwide. Here’s what Nintendo’s PR said about the feat: “Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, the Nintendo Switch system has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.” Not many expected the Switch to sell this well, but all year the console has been popular among gamers thanks to its hybrid design and some incredible games — Zelda: Breath of the...

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PayDay 2 gets Switch release date

One of the first third party games announced for the Switch was the multiplayer action game PayDay 2, and we now finally have a release date. PayDay 2 will be released on the Nintendo Switch almost a year after it was announced for the console: it will hit the stores on February 23rd, 2018 in Europe and February 27th in North America. The PayDay franchise has been very successful — the two games in the series have sold 16 million units so far across all platforms. The Switch version will include previously released DLC and will be offered in...

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Mario Odyssey, Zelda BOTW, and Mario Kart 8 each sold 5 million copies

Earlier today Nintendo announced that the Switch console had sold 10 million units worldwide. Then the company revealed in interview with Variety that its big three Switch games released this year, Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, each have been purchased by over 50% of Switch owners. Meaning that each of the three games have sold 5 million copies. Each. The news was delivered by Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, who spoke to Variety and also revealed that Splatoon 2 is owned by one in four Switch owners....

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Capcom: Switch works better than expected, wants to port more games

Japanese publisher Capcom recently announced that they were bringing 19 (nineteen!) Mega Man games to the Nintendo Switch, including the brand new Mega Man 11. Now the company is interested in bringing more ports to the Switch console. That’s according to Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto, who told Nikkei that the Switch home + portable hybrid concept works better than expected. He added that they would like to port more Capcom games to the Switch, and on top of that, he said that they wanted to bring games to the Switch that were not released on previous Nintendo consoles. Capcom...

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Square Enix: “Switch is a very attractive and important platform for us”

Square Enix is very much interested in the Nintendo Switch and are bringing their older games to the platform. Sort of like Capcom is doing with their games. “The Switch is a very attractive and important platform for us. As a games company, having that breadth in our portfolio is very important, with the Switch being such a unique piece of hardware” said Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda in the latest issue of MCV. Matsuda also shared details about how the company plans to add more older games to the Switch. “One of our other big initiatives is to...

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