It looks like Nintendo Switch could be on the verge of smashing new sales records this holiday season, as shoppers flock to stores to grab Black Friday deals in time for Christmas.
This year has seen a number of welcome deals on Switch consoles as retailers battle it out to earn your custom over Black Friday. While most stores have opted for bundles containing games and online subscriptions at reduced prices, others – including a number of supermarkets in the UK – have been slashing the base console’s RRP by as much as £50.
The deals have triggered a number of reports stating that consoles are selling out across a variety of different stores. Astris Advisory Japan KK’s David Gibson has confirmed one such claim, adding that Switch shipment volumes to the USA over October were up 30% year-on-year, a fact he says could lead to “crazy records” being made.
In Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company revealed that it had shifted 12.53 million units in the six months between April and September 2020. Those sales mean that, as of September, the Switch’s lifetime sales were at 68.30 million – expect that number to rise significantly as we enter the new year.