No. 1 console sold in the US in October.
The Nintendo Switch has been doing really well in the US, taking the no. 1 spot in console sales for the month October. This is in part due to the release of the OLED model of the Switch.
Nintendo confirmed that the Switch family sold 710.000 units, of which 314.000 were the new OLED model. Year-over-year saw a 3% drop in sales, though, partially due to the current global chip shortage affecting almost every piece of electronics.
“These challenges have been facing many industries, and they’ve been going on for quite some time. But we’re working to meet demand for our holiday products, including Nintendo Switch OLED model. I will say things are constantly changing, but we’ve been working across the supply chain – from production to overseas transport to local distribution channels – to make sure we have a steady flow of hardware and games through the holiday cycle. Now, despite all of our efforts, I’d say there’s still a high level of uncertainty. I’d certainly recommend if you see it, buy it this holiday season.Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America’s.
As you know, in our last earnings report, we did reflect a reduction in our overall number for this year; we took it down about 1.5 million units to 24 million units globally. And that does reflect the outlook and the visibility that we have into the rest of the fiscal year. I will say, the semiconductor components are in short supply, and the future is uncertain. There are no major improvements that we’ve seen on the horizon. So I think the challenges will continue into 2022. We’re going to continue to do our best working with our suppliers to make sure we have the best supply possible.
Source: Nintendo Everything