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Man Loses Nintendo Switch, Finds It Thanks to Reddit

By Radu Iorga

Sometimes faith in humanity is restored when people band together to help a complete stranger. That recently happened on Reddit, where some unlucky guy posted about losing his Nintendo Switch in the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

A few hours later the Reddit community was on the case and the console was back to its owner. Known simply as Juan, the unlucky fellow was prepared to play Floor Kids on his flight to Madrid. Sadly, his Nintendo Switch fell out of his bag during the bus ride to the plane gate. It ended up between the seats and Juan discovered that while he was on the plane.

Anxiety followed and the unlucky guy then found out that the airport bus had left. He filed a lost and found report with the airport and hoped for the best. Then, he posted about the lost console on a 400,000 subscriber Nintendo Switch subreddit. He promised chocolates to the finders and claimed he knew it was a pretty long shot.

Interestingly, the very first comment was from XxPyRoxXMaNiAcxX, an user who linked to another Nintendo Switch thread, where another person had found a lost Switch. Guess what? It was the one from the airport bus. The finder chatted with Juan, asking usual stuff like known WiFi names, friends names, Joy Cons colors, the last game played to verity the identify and then it was all settled.

The two will meet in 2018 to return the console and probably spark a lifelong friendship. Nice holiday season story and faith in humanity restored.

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Nintendo Now Claims Officially That Its Sales Are Unprecedented, Thanks to the Switch Console

By Radu Iorga

Just last week we learned that the Nintendo sold 10 million units of the Nintendo Switch gaming tablet over the past 9 months. That’s surely a record, one that ties the PS4’s initial sales, but the games also sold very well. So much so that Nintendo now claims that its sales are unprecedented.

And all of that is happening with a console that’s not even one year old, which is mighty impressive. The Switch is already very close to beating the Wii U’s lifetime sales. The Japanese firm apparently didn’t even predict such as success. In an interview with CNN Tech, Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime was quoted saying that all this performance is unprecedented for the company.

The official also reminded everyone that the impressive sales happened even before the holiday time frame. He claims the sales pace is faster than in all of the company’s history and the whole gaming history. Portability seems to have been key, according to the same Nintendo representative and also the dual usage of the device: both docked and portable. Titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is rated as one of the best games of 2017.

Super Mario Odyssey also did well, selling 2 million copies in 3 days after its release. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Switch is able to past 12 million units by the way it turns one year old, or even 15 million. Next year should bring us a few fresh ports and unique releases for the console and more developers are jumping on the bandwagon.

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Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Units in Just 9 Months

By Radu Iorga

The incredible rise of the Nintendo Switch console continues, with the gaming device having reached sales of over 10 million units over the past year it seems. Well, “year” isn’t accurate, since it’s actually been 9 months since the device’s debut.

Basically, the Switch sold more than a million units per month ever since the March launch. Several steps had to be beaten to reach this peak. First, in September we wrote that the device had beat the PS4 initial sales in just 6 months. Then at the end of October, the number of moved units was 7.63 million, so the bump is incredible. With these numbers, it’s very clear that the Nintendo Switch is a smash hit.

They’ve kept up the releases of flagship games, from famous franchizes like Mario or Zelda and those have pushed the console forward. Nintendo just had to get it right and the timing was also right. The tablets have been dwindling since 2014, the Wii U was a failure and had to be corrected and there is no other big player in the portable console field. And also there’s certainly no other player in the hybrid console area, that involves a device that can be used both on the go and hooked up to the TV set.

The Nintendo Wii U needed 2 and a half years to reach 10 million units sold. The latest numbers make the Switch pretty much the equal of the PS4, that also scored 10 million units sold in 9 months. Ninty even had trouble keeping up with demand until recently. With many big titles coming to the Switch next year, 15 million is actually in the Japanese firm’s sights easily.

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Nintendo Switch Ramping Up Production in 2018

By Radu Iorga

Nintendo Switch has been the spoiled child of this year’s tech landscape, surpassing the sales of the PS4 in its equivalent first half a year of availability. Now as the demand continues to be high and new titles are coming, Nintendo is said to be ramping up production of its machine.

The device is already slated to beat the whole sales of the entire Wii U lifetime, so that’s certainly impressive. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that 2018 will bring us a ramped up production for the device, starting with April 2018. The report says that Nintendo is planning on making 25 million to 30 million more units of the Switch console over the next fiscal year.

They could make even more, if this year’s holiday season shipments are big. Sometime during the summer, the Switch got really hard to find, since retailers and factories were barely coping with demand. The company has already built 8 million consoles, according to the latest earnings report and sales of device’s software are also booming, thanks to titles like Zelda Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey.

The former has sold 2 million units and the latter almost 3 million. As time passes there will be several extra reasons to get a Switch: it’ll get updated with new features, like the video streaming that recently came, it’ll get new titles and it’ll probably drop its price.

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Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year

By Devin Coldewey

Rumors in early October had Nintendo more than doubling production for the highly successful Switch in order to meet what will almost certainly be crushing demand during the holidays. The company may be planning even higher volumes for next year — perhaps as many as 30 million consoles. Read More

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