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Nintendo Switch cements its place in Japanese video game history with its latest achievement

The year 2022 may belong to the maker of Mario Nintendo as it continues to be successful in recent months. First, Pokemon Legends: Arceus influenced Nintendo Switch players, then Kirby and Forgotten Land turned into a smash hit. Then, the most recent launch of Switch Sports has also become a popular title among fans as it is currently selling very well.

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But Nintendo isn’t done yet, at least for this year. It is a known fact that the Switch console is one of the best-selling hardware devices in many countries around the world. And finally, it has just proven itself in the Japanese region as well. According to the latest reports, it is now the third best-selling console in the country.

The Nintendo Switch is the 3rd best-selling console in Japan!

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Since its initial launch in March 2017, the Switch has maintained its popularity with fans. With a wide range of attractive titles and overall gaming experience, it rarely disappointed users. This is probably one of the main reasons for its growing popularity.

Although it has managed to reign supreme in terms of sales in most countries, there are some markets where it has yet to reach the top of the list. Japan is one such region where Nintendo Switch has yet to claim the top position.

However, the console has just taken a huge leap towards the crown of Japan’s top-selling hardware.

As reported by Video game graphicstranslated from Famitsu, Nintendo Switch has now become the 3rd best-selling console of all time in the Asian nation.

The Nintendo DS and GameBoy are still on top, with 33 million and 32 million respectively in lifetime sales. But the Switch only has 8 million units left behind them. Considering the possibility that there won’t be a successor to the Switch until 2024, it seems likely that it has a good chance of finishing the job.

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In other news, Nintendo is also gearing up for its next batch of games coming in 2022. With Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Splatoon 3, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the lineup looks very promising.

What are your expectations for new titles from the developer and publisher releasing later this year?

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