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Nintendo & # 39; s Switch Lite helps increase hardware sales by more than 50 percent

Nintendo's earnings for the third quarter are known and reveal that the company sold 4.8 million Switch consoles between July and September, an increase of just over 50 percent on an annual basis. In this quarter, the Switch Lite was released, a new version for the console's handheld that cannot be connected to a TV, but that costs $ 100 less. The Lite sold 1.85 million units, while the regular Switch – which also got a new version with a better battery life – sold 2.85 million.

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Nintendo has continued to offer solid content for the Switch and this quarter had a number of high-performing titles, even though none were really a big blockbuster. Fire logo: three houses has sold 2.29 million units to date The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a maximum of 3.13 million units. Training title Ring Fit Adventure and this week Luigi & # 39; s country house 3 are the biggest titles released in October, while the big hitter of the Switch will be for the holidays Pokémon sword and Shield.


A special Pokémon edition of the Switch Lite will be released elsewhere tomorrow in Japan and November 8. The game itself follows on November 15.