Hey Nintendo fans, good news. Or bad news if you’re itching to get your hands on the Switch, you’ll find that it is in demand. Seriously, the Switch is doing quite well in the United States. It’s doing so well that it is selling more units than the Wii! For GameStop, the Nintendo Switch is responsible for a 24.6 percent growth in new hardware sales on its own.
That’s incredibly good news. In the past, Nintendo has sold at least 2.74 million units worldwide since April. That number grew in march when it jumped to 5.4 million. GameStop also reports that “same store sales” increased as well by 2.3 percent, something that was helped by the Nintendo Switch and its sales. Daniel Ahmad, an analyst with Niko Partners, said the following:
“Strong demand out of the gate for Nintendo’s new console. Especially during a non holiday quarter. But will fall behind Wii, aligned.”
What does this mean for us gamers? Well, it means that now is as good a time as any to grab up a Nintendo Switch, but thanks to this demand, that’s been a little difficult. I have checked my local stores just to find out that they either have only a few units in stock or none at all. So if you want to grab up a Switch for yourself, keep your eyes and ears open on your local gaming stores or see if you can order one online. I find this system impressive, simply because it can transform between portable and being connected to a television. As someone who loves portables, this is good news for me. I really want to get my hands on one (just like a lot of other people), but until Nintendo can supply the demand, it looks like I’ll have to keep checking back.