Nintendo announced this morning that the Nintendo Switch is continuing its great first year of sales as we wrap up the holiday season. The Switch has apparently sold 10 million systems in the nine months since launch.
This puts the Switch on pace to potentially best the Wii U's lifetime sales, 13.56 million, within its first year. It's also slightly ahead of the the Wii, which sold around 9.27 million units from its October 2011 launch until June 30, 2007. It ultimately went on to sell 101.63 million systems worldwide.The sales pace is roughly even with the PlayStation 4, which sold 10 million systems worldwide from its November 2013 launch until August 10, 2014. At the time, Sony called that the "fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history". The PS4 is still nearly matching the PlayStation 2's sales pace, a system that went on to sell over 155 million worldwide.
That puts the Switch in very good company.