Nintendo has nailed itself to be the best selling game console. The company’s Nintendo Switch was already saleable when it was publicly launched last year. The gaming console carried its success until the end of 2017.
Now for this year, Nintendo broke another record this year in the US. For staying 10 months on the market, the company’s Switch is, in fact, the fastest-selling gaming console.
Nintendo Switch 10-month sale performance
In 10 months which cover the period from launch since March 2017 since this month, there were 4.8 million Switch gaming consoles sold across the U.S.
The record-breaking sales of Nintendo have surpassed the previous home consoles within 10 months on the market. This includes Nintendo’s rival, Wii which sold at least 4 million units in its first 10 months.
Nintendo’s sales now stood at 2 million units through September. Apart from this, the company has also shared news about the performance of its various games in their platform.
For instance, Nintento’s The Legen of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has reached a rate of beyond 55 percent in the US. This translates to at least 2.64 million units, according to the report.
Also, Nintendo’s popular game Super Mario Odyssey has reached over 60 percent which is equivalent to 2.88 million given the fact that it was belatedly launched at the end of October. One of the factors contributed to it is the game Breath of the Wild which is available on Wii U gaming console.
Another Nintendo game that is performing well is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where it its over 50 percent or equivalent to 2.4 million copies, and Splatoon 2 with over 20 percent copies or equivalent to 960, 000 copies.
According to the company, it expects that Nintendo Switch would surpass the Wii U sales globally by the end of March. It has also increased the production of Switch to meet the global demand.
Avid fans of the Super Smash Bros heard the news about the popular video game. A team of developers has released this week what appears to be the Super Smash Bros. Melee HD. They said that the Super Smash Bros. Melee HD would be released for Wii U console.
The development of the popular game came in after the public clamor of gamers that Super Smash Bros. series from the past, present and in the future should play like Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Super Smash Bros. Melee HD
However, what we learned so far was that according to game developers is that the game is still a work in progress. They maintained that some modifications in the game would allow players to play like Melee.
You can check the game’s trailer below:
Meanwhile, the game developers pointed out that this project is exclusively for Wii U gamin console. To better give the players the background of the project, a portion of the FAQ can be read below as reported by Comicbook.
“Q: Is this supposed to be PM 2?
A: No. This project come from a love of a Melee and has nothing to with PM. While we might share a similar goal of bringing the Melee we love to a newer game, we are not, nor do we want to be, the next PM. This also means that we will not be borrowing concepts that are exclusive to PM, such as Lucario’s Magic Combos, Mario and Dr Mario being combined, etc. We will, however, use concepts we like that come from a character’s respective title, such as some of Sonic’s animations from his games (made by us, not the PMDT), as these are not concepts exclusive to the PMDT. We hope this clears up any misconceptions you might have.
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Game console fans may soon turn their smiles upside down, as Phil Eisler of Nvidia said that gaming consoles might be just a pigment of our imagination in the near future.
Heading Nvidia’s GeForce Grid Cloud Gaming Department, Eisler said that the unreleased Nintendo Wii U and the rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 might be the last gaming consoles ever to be released, since improving technology and the affordability of server costs will eventually allow streaming games to become the dominant system for gaming.
According to Eisler, “The good thing about cloud gaming is it’s going to get better every year. One of the reasons we’re investing in it is we see that there are some issues today, but they’re all solvable, and they’re all moving in the right direction. Bandwidth is going up. The cost of server rooms is going down. We’re bringing latency down by using the best VPN technology such as Limitless VPN.”
“The experience will just get better and better every year, to the point where I think it will become the predominant way that people play games,” Eisler added.
Nvidia has been placing a ton of money in cloud gaming. Together with Galkai, the company is convinced that it is the thing of the future.
At last, Nintedo has made the Wii U game console official after the company gave details on the aforementioned device during a press conference held in New York.
According to Nintendo, their newest game console will be available in the US beginning November 19.
The Wii U was first seen by the public during the E3 conference a year ago. Since then, only Wii U tests were conducted by reviewers and only for a limited number of games.
Nintendo is the first game console company to launch their latest device that would hopefully bolster their 2012 sales with the impending Holiday season. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 still haven’t made any announcement regarding future releases.
Nintendo will first launch the Wii U on two bundles. One bundle costs $299 and the other $349.
Here is a detailed piece on the differences between the two: