Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile


The Switch's current lifetime total is 32.27 million, and since it only came out two years ago that means it's now beating the sales trajectories of not just the Xbox 360 but every PlayStation console ever.

In that time frame, during the later three months of a year ago, the system managed to clear out 9.41 million Switch units in itself, making it a huge holiday hit.

The report from official stock exchange news outlet (helpfully translated by Nintendo Everything) cites a combination of hardware partners and game developers who all suggest the next Switch model will be "miniaturized". The first three quarters saw at total of 14.48 million units shifted, meaning it would need to move over 5.5 million Switches in the final quarter.

The Nintendo Switch has been doing great on the market since its release, but it seems like Nintendo isn't going to rest on its laurels, as there are big things in store for the console.

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The previous record-holder was New Super Mario Bros.

The Switch's game sales have been equally strong. Despite only launching last month, it was the fifth best-selling game in the USA a year ago. Wii, which sold over 10 million units in eight weeks worldwide (via Kotaku).

The strong performance helped Nintendo generate 608.39 billion JPY ($5.59 billion) revenue during the Christmas period, up 26 percent YoY.

That said, Nintendo expects a pretty good year for 2019 behind such games as Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3, among other games; but it recently made a slight adjustment to projected system sales.