What makes the Nintendo Switch game console unique is its ability to be played on the go or at home in front of a player's TV.
Nintendo also sold almost 3.3 million units in Japan in its first year on the market in the company's home country.
When Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch many gamers and analysts thought that it will fail and it will become another Wii U. No third party support and poor design.
According to Nintendo, the Switch sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States since the system's launch ten months ago, breaking the record previously held by the Wii which sold 4 million units in its first ten months.
Keeping consumers interested in the console are the games available for the Nintendo Switch.
This year, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to more Nintendo published games like Kirby Star Allies and Bayonetta 3. In the USA, more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey were strong contenders for Game of the Year.
There are now over 300 third-party titles available for the Switch ranging from compelling indies to jaw-dropping AAAs.
After years of fumbling around with the confusing Wii U, Nintendo has once again proven that it can deliver a gaming console that people actually want. Indie companies are also developing for the Switch, porting favorites like Stardew Valley, SteamWorld Dig 2, and Overcooked.