Japan’s Nintendo sold 18.95 million Switch units in the nine months to the end of December, the company said on Thursday, for a total of more than 100 million units and more than lifetime sales of the Wii console.
Nintendo lowered its full-year Switch hardware sales forecast to 23 million units from 24 million previously.
On Wednesday, Sony cut its full-year PlayStation 5 sales forecast to 11.5 million from 14.8 million.
In July 2021, an OLED variant of the Nintendo Switch was announced. It’s available in two colors and goes on sale in the U.S. and more select regions in October.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) costs $349.99 (approximately Rs 26,200) and is compatible with all current Nintendo Switch games and current Joy-Con controllers. The OLED model has a slightly larger display, but the console is the same size, which means the bezels shrink a bit. It also comes with twice as much internal storage compared to the original console.
The screen size has increased from 6.2 inches LCD to 7 inches OLED. The resolution remains the same at 1,280×720 pixels. The OLED model is powered by the same Nvidia custom Tegra processor, but has 64GB of internal storage compared to 32GB on the previous-generation Switch. It is expandable via microSDHC or microSDXC cards (up to 2TB).