This is absolutely insane!
The Switch is 6+ years old, and some are wondering when Nintendo is going to reveal their hardware successor. If you think Nintendo is keeping quiet for too long, a recent Switch sales update in Japan will show why the Big N is in no rush for whatever comes after Switch.
The Japanese hardware sales for June 2023 have come in, and the Switch has sold a staggering 380k units. Not only is that 68% higher than June of 2022, it’s also the best June sales the Switch has had in Japan throughout its entire lifespan.
To think that the Switch just set a sales hardware record in Japan 6 years after its launch is absolutely mind-boggling. Obviously that sales record was helped in a huge way by the launch of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but there’s no doubt the recent Nintendo Direct and its reveals also helped woo in more consumers.
For a little perspective, the Switch is inching up on 30 million units sold in Japan. If the platform manages to keep up with its current pace, the Switch will be Japan’s best-selling gaming hardware ever by mid-2024.