Nintendo's new Switch OLED game console is off to a solid start, according to Nintendo OF America President Doug Bowser.After its first month of release, the Switch reclaimed its position as the top-selling console in the US market.
In October, Nintendo sold 711,000 Switch consoles in the US, of which 314,000 were Switch OLED models, according to data.
Previously, the Switch series had been the best-selling console in the US for 33 consecutive months, until September 2021, when the PS5 topped the US gaming hardware sales chart for the first time. However, Nintendo's new Switch OLED model helped it regain the top spot.
In an interview, Doug Bowser said October sales were not too bad compared with the same month last year. Doug Bowser also noted that many players who buy Switch OLED models already own a Switch. They may be buying them for themselves or for family members.
IT Home has learned that Doug Bowser also shared more details about Metroid: Fear of Survival. He revealed that the new game sold 854,000 copies in the US in October, setting a record for the most copies of the series in the US.