The Switch had the second-best October sales in the US of any console everAt over 735,000 units sold, it was outpaced only by the Wii in 2008Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 13th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoThe Nintendo Switch just sold 735,000 units across both the Switch and Switch Lite for the month of October in the US, giving it the second-highest US October sales of any console in history.It is surpassed only by the Wii, which sold 807,000 units in October 2008.In a press release from Nintendo sharing data from the NPD Group, Nintendo reveals that the Switch continues to be the best-selling video game console in the US after 23 consecutive months, and has sold over 22.5 million units in the US alone since its launch.In its H1 financials last week, Nintendo raised its forecasts following a 209% year-over-year increase in operating profit, as its global lifetime Nintendo Switch sales reached 68.3 million.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The company anticipates selling 24 million units of the hardware globally for the fiscal year ending March 2021.Though NPD numbers drop tomorrow morning for the full picture, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared a tidbit of insight on Twitter following the news.”The Switch numbers are absolutely bonkers,” he said. “We’re talking Wii peak numbers here, with little risk of falling off a cliff like Wii did. It’s a monster of a platform.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.