Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Doug Bowser: Switch OLED to “Solid Start”.Existing switch owners have purchased many units

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Nintendo’s new Switch OLED console, according to Nintendo’s US president Doug Bowser, “has a solid start, following the impressive launch month when Switch regained its position as the best-selling game console in the US market today. We are welcoming.

In October, Nintendo sold 711,000 switch consoles nationwide, 314,000 of which were OLED models. The Switch family of systems was the best-selling console in the United States for 33 consecutive months until September 2021, when the PS5 first topped the charts. Thanks to OLED, Nintendo is now back on top.

Talk to Washington postBowser explains that October 2021 sales weren’t too shy at the same time last year, boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic “abnormality.”

“October this year is only 3% lower than last year’s sales. I think we can agree that this was a bit of an unusual year when it comes to overall hardware sales. So this is a solid OLED model. I think it’s a good start. I also think it’s a very strong indicator of the performance you can expect as you go through the holiday season. “

In the same discussion, Bowser confirmed that “many” of the Switch OLED units sold were purchased by people who already own the Switch system as a second console for themselves or their families.

Bowser also shares details about the impressive launch of Metroid Dread. He reveals that the new title sold 854,000 copies in the United States in October, explaining how the game enjoyed the most powerful launch in the United States in any of the games in the series so far.