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Nintendo's Switch console sales strong

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Nintendo's Switch console sales strong

<p>Nintendo’s shares rose on Wednesday following reports of strong sales of its Switch games console.</p> <p>The hybrid home and mobile device is essential for Nintendo’s future profitability after the poor performance of its previous offering the Wii U. </p> <p>Japanese video gaming magazine Famitsu said an estimated 330,637 Switch units were sold in Japan in the first three days after its release on March 3.</p> <p>Early sales in Europe and the United States were also reported high.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">1. Update on Nintendo Switch sales I'll break into a multi-tweet. This from an intvw with Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Amer. Pres</p>— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickwingfield/status/838871984293359616">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2. Fri-Sat sales for Nintendo Switch exceeded first 2-day sales in Americas for any system in Nintendo history. Next biggest was Wii.</p>— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickwingfield/status/838872510871433216">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3. This is particularly notable given that Switch launched in March, rather than holidays</p>— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickwingfield/status/838872838014550017">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nintendo Switch Sales In Europe Are Breaking Records <a href="https://t.co/lfYgunSS64">https://t.co/lfYgunSS64</a> <a href="https://t.co/qiMtc7O569">pic.twitter.com/qiMtc7O569</a></p>— Ubergizmo (@ubergizmo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ubergizmo/status/839424857716764672">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>But analysts said it was still too early to project the device’s long term success. </p> <p>They point to mixed reviews, a lack of games and technical issues including dead pixels and Bluetooth connection problems for one of the controls. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don’t read too much into Nintendo Switch’s big launch numbers <a href="https://t.co/BB8ghSWOKX">https://t.co/BB8ghSWOKX</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/KyleOrl"><code>KyleOrl</a></p>&mdash; Ars Technica UK (</code>ArsTechnicaUK) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArsTechnicaUK/status/839382192388255748">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise <a href="https://t.co/0GvVF000Xo">https://t.co/0GvVF000Xo</a> <a href="https://t.co/kSu8u9XqGx">pic.twitter.com/kSu8u9XqGx</a></p>— <span class="caps">MCV</span> (@MCVonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/MCVonline/status/839416765230825472">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>