Nintendo Switch Console Sales Surpass 10 Million In Europe

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Nintendo of Europe has announced that more than 10 million consoles in the Nintendo Switch family have been sold across in the region.

European hardware sales in 2019 are “almost 30 percent higher year-on-year and more than 40 percent higher than this time in 2017,” which the recently launched Nintendo Switch Lite will continue to boost.

“The Nintendo Switch family of consoles is being enjoyed by millions of players across Europe, and passing such a major milestone is testament to its broad appeal,” explains Nintendo of Europe president Stephan Bole.

“European sales of Nintendo Switch hardware and software are growing significantly each year, and existing and new console owners have a wealth of titles to choose from, with plenty more on the way.”

As well as that, more than 36 million Nintendo-published games have been sold in Europe with nine of those exceeding one million sales milestone: 1-2-Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Third-party publishers are also seeing success, with games such as Minecraft, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and Stardew Valley selling more than half a million copies each across Europe.

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