Smash Bros. is officially a Nintendo Switch sale.
Nintendo announced it today at a press conference in Japan, where it was announced that the company had just sold nearly 1 million units of the game.
That’s a staggering amount of Switch units sold in just two days, even though there are more than 30,000 more Switch units being sold around the world.
And it’s a phenomenal performance, considering the Switch is a much smaller device than the Xbox One S. Nintendo Switch sales have been anemic in recent months, as the company has struggled to sell the console as the holiday season approaches.
Nintendo did, however, sell more Switch consoles in the first quarter than the PlayStation 4 did in the same period last year, which is an important metric for any console maker.
As the Switch sells, Nintendo hopes that the console will bring in new revenue for the company.
But the console still has a ways to go before it can become a mass-market success, and the Nintendo brand is at its most prominent point in a long time.
If Nintendo Switch sold 10 times as many Switch units as the Xbox and PlayStation 4, it would still be the second-most-popular console in the world behind the PlayStation 5.
In fact, Nintendo’s Switch sales aren’t just a matter of numbers, though.
Nintendo also plans to release the console in two different regions, which means more people will be able to get a copy, and also that more people can be a part of the sales process.
“It’s not a question of what will happen next, but rather, what we will do next,” said Hiroki Yamamoto, Nintendo of America’s chief marketing officer.
Nintendo plans to ship the console across its European territories in 2018, and it will start shipping Switch consoles worldwide in 2019.
The company’s goal is to eventually ship Switch consoles across its entire global footprint by 2021, and by then it should have about half the Switch population, which will likely be about 30 million.
“If we are able to achieve this goal, we can build upon the success of the Switch,” Yamamoto said.
Nintendo sold 2.3 million Switch consoles last year.
The console has become a favorite of gamers, with many saying that it’s the best gaming console ever.
“I love the Switch, I love the new Nintendo Switch hardware,” said Josh Sisk, a senior software engineer for the gaming company CloudFlare.
“Nintendo is the king of innovation, and they are doing something that we are only just starting to see from other gaming platforms.”
It seems like a pretty big leap for Nintendo to make to a new console, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
First, the Switch has a much more limited lineup of games, compared to the PS4 and Xbox One.
For example, there’s only four games in the entire Nintendo Switch catalog, and even those games don’t have a huge amount of exclusivity.
Also, the console isn’t going to be a huge sales juggernaut, and there are no plans to bundle it with a TV.
So if you’ve got the budget for a PS4 Pro or a PSVR, Nintendo will likely have a hard time competing with a console like the PS5.
But that said, Nintendo does plan to release more Switch titles in the future.
“We will release more content, we will continue to improve the gameplay experience on the Switch and the new consoles, and we will also be releasing additional Switch titles on mobile devices and streaming services,” Yameda said.
The other thing to keep an eye on is the Switch’s price.
Nintendo will reportedly sell the Switch for $299 in the United States, and $399 in Canada.
That makes the Switch a solid value, especially considering the price tag.
The PS4, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 all cost $300, while the PSVR costs $500.
But if you’re looking for a cheap gaming console that you can actually afford to spend more on, it’s hard to beat the Switch.