The gaming giant has its fair share of ups and downs in recent history. It has been looking to turn their fortunes around since the release of their new console, the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced last year that they would be discontinuing the Wii U by the end of the year and since the release of the Switch, they have not looked back.
Since the release of the Wii U in 2012, it never seemed to gain any ground in the gaming world. Throughout its lifespan, it struggled to make any name for itself and disappointed Nintendo and their fans alike.
The Switch, on the other hand, stands head and shoulders above its predecessor. Nintendo aims to sell over 14 million units by the end of its first year and they are well on track. If they reach this goal, the Switch would have sold more units in its 9-month lifespan that the Wii U did in four years.
The wall street journal reports that Nintendo does not intend to stop there. They are toying with the idea of producing between 25-30 million units for next year alone.
With better performance, graphics, gameplay and new games like Zelda and Mario, the Switch has proven to diehard fans that Nintendo is not dead.
The console has proven to be such a success that it is attracting various indie game developers and many AAA companies are also looking to have a slice of the development pie.