A current report states that Nintendo’s Switch console is now the corporate’s second best-selling system, trailing simply behind the Wii.

There’s no denying that the Nintendo Switch console is likely one of the most well-liked techniques to come back out in recent times. It was solely final week that the corporate celebrated MAR10 Day by providing Mario video games at discounted costs, so it is hardly shocking that the {hardware} continues to rise in recognition. On high of that, current information has emerged saying that it is now Nintendo’s second-best promoting console after the Wii.

Surpassing gross sales of the immensely profitable Nintendo DS, figures from the NPD Group say that the Switch isn’t solely second when it comes to Nintendo’s merchandise, however is the seventh best-selling console within the United States “in tracked history” when it comes to US {dollars}. No figures had been supplied, sadly. However, Mat Piscatella, Executive Director and Video Game Industry Advisor for NPD, posted on Twitter just lately exhibiting that shopper spending within the US has reached file highs in comparison with final 12 months’s outcomes.

Despite not but beating its predecessor, Nintendo itself has mentioned the Switch may outdo gross sales of the Wii after the hybrid system offered greater than 80 million items earlier this 12 months. As effectively as being the second best-selling Nintendo console, Mat additionally says the Switch is the best-selling {hardware} of any platform as of February this 12 months. His tweet reveals figures for online game spending within the US, with a 35% enhance, which is round $4.6 billion, over final February.

The NPD Group is a market analysis agency which measures shopper spending throughout a breadth of industries, together with video video games. Last month, the group reported that gross sales of gaming equipment had set a brand new file, in actual fact online game spending has been growing over the previous ten years regardless of gross sales falling final 12 months earlier than the launch of the present gen techniques. On high of that, gross sales of Nintendo’s video games have additionally elevated, topping charts in locations just like the UK.

While there is not any official phrase as to why gross sales are growing exponentially, many will suspect the Covid pandemic, which has been ravaging the planet for greater than a 12 months now, could possibly be the rationale for it as billions have been confined to their properties, many with much more time on their fingers due to furlough schemes. As the world recovers from the virus, it is hardly shocking that consoles just like the Switch, in addition to the current release of the massively profitable Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, are promoting in droves as many wait to return to some semblance of normalcy later this 12 months.