Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has revealed that sales of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model are off to a “solid start” in the United States.
Speaking to The Washington Post, Bowser confirmed that 711,000 Nintendo Switch units were sold in the United States throughout October. The Nintendo Switch OLED Model, which was launched on October 8th, accounted for 314,000 units of those sales.
“October this year is only 3 percent lower than what was sold last year, which I think we can all agree was a bit of an anomaly year when it comes to overall hardware sales,” Bowser explained to the publication. “So we think this is a solid start for the OLED model. We also think this is a very strong indicator of the performance we can expect as we go through the holiday season.”
He added that many of the Nintendo Switch units that were sold were bought by those that already owned the portable home console, or were buying another for themselves or their families.
The portable home console’s latest hardware revision comes packed with a “vibrant” 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage and enhanced audio.
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is now available at retailers around the world.