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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Nintendo is off to a great start in 2018. Last year saw the first good year for the video game giant in recent memory. After half a decade of disappointing sales for their flagship console, the Wii U, their latest handheld/home console hybrid has served them well since its launch last March.

We already know that the console has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and its sales in the U.S. alone were enough to make it the fastest selling console of all time (beating out both the Wii and PS2). But that’s not the only crazy milestone the system has set.

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According to Famitsu (via Game Informer), the Switch has just blown past the complete lifetime sales of the Wii U. That’s right. After less than a year on the market, the Switch has absolutely leapfrogged the sales for the Wii U — a console that was around for over four years before its discontinuation about a year ago.

Granted, as stated above, the Wii U was Nintendo’s least successful mainline console to date (I’d classify Virtual Boy as more of a…portable system?), but it’s still quite the accomplishment.

Are you excited to see Nintendo’s latest system getting such amazing sales, and is it deserved? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Famitsu (via Game Informer)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.