The Nintendo Switch has turned two years old today

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 3, 2019 at 1:54 p.m. PST

Two years ago on March 3, 2017, the Nintendo Switch was officially released worldwide. As of December 2018, more than 32 million units of Nintendo's latest console have been sold.

The success of the Switch came after the flop of its predecessor, the Wii U. Throughout its lifetime, the Wii U was only able to sell over 13 million units. In the United States, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console this generation.

Of course, many amazing games have also been released for the Nintendo Switch. Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe are just a few examples.

Who could forget about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? It's been noted as being the fastest selling Smash Bros. entry and Switch title ever. Notably, it sold over five million in the first week after release and has sold over 12 million as of December 2018.

Meanwhile, Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter 2 — released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch — was reported to be a smash hit.

Needless to say, it looks like the Nintendo Switch's future is looking bright at the moment. Here's to the fond memories that the Switch has already created and will likely continue to do so in the coming years.

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Source: Nintendo of America.

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