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Nintendo's Switch console sales strong

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Nintendo’s shares rose on Wednesday following reports of strong sales of its Switch games console.

The hybrid home and mobile device is essential for Nintendo’s future profitability after the poor performance of its previous offering the Wii U.

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.

Early sales in Europe and the United States were also reported high.

But analysts said it was still too early to project the device’s long term success.

They point to mixed reviews, a lack of games and technical issues including dead pixels and Bluetooth connection problems for one of the controls.