2017 shall be known as the year where Nintendo made a comeback from the worst situation ever. The Switch basically came back to the headlines with its massive success and has become a success on various parts of the world. Now the magnificent land of the Maple Leaf joins the party with top sales on the Switch.
According to the information provided by the NPD group, the Switch has been one of the most sold consoles in Canada. This all happened during October and also has been dominating the market during the entire year over there.
The Nintendo Switch is now the highest selling console of the year in the country so far- in spite of the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One had a two month headstart over it (given the Switch’s launch was in March).
It’s clear that Nintendo has been very well received in Canada. However, we also have to give credit to the SNES Classic Edition and the Nintendo 3DS. Both consoles have provided 62% of Nintendo Hardware’s total sales.
Of course, we should also not forget the console exclusive that took the world by storm. Super Mario Odyssey, which has become the most sold game in Canada. The game presence by Nintendo is so huge that NPD determined that 1 of each 4 dollars spent on games are spent on Nintendo’s games.
The Nintendo Switch has been destroying sales and taken the gaming world by storm. It’s aiming to become one of the most successful consoles in the market. In fact, Nin tendo remains the number one game publisher for all of 2017, with 23% share of spending.
This is one of the reasons why a lot of developers are jumping into the bandwagon to make games for the Switch. With the ports of L.A. Noire, Doom and Rocket League, we can only expect to see even more major AAA releases. Here’s hoping for the best for Nintendo as a game developer!