Nintendo Switch Sales Crossed 735,000 Units in October, Second-Highest October Sales Across All Consoles

first_imgNintendo Switch sales crossed 735,000 units in the US in the month of October, the company revealed. These numbers shared by NPD include both Nintendo Switch, that launched in 2017, and Nintendo Switch Lite, that launched last year. Nintendo also states that the October 2020 numbers are the second-highest October sales of any video game console in history, following the Wii system that sold 807,000 units in October 2008. These are the strongest sales numbers for Nintendo Switch till date.NPD shared sales numbers for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite for the month of October, revealing that the two consoles combined sold 735,926 units in the US, marking a 136 percent growth when compared to October 2019. Nintendo said that these are the second-highest October sales of any video game console in history with the record currently being held by Wii system that sold 807,000 units in October 2008.- Advertisement – Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling video game console across all consoles for 23 consecutive months – the longest streak since NPD started tracking sales numbers. More than 22.5 million units of Nintendo Switch have been sold in the US alone, according to NPD. Globally, the console has sold 63 million units as per Nintendo’s internal data.Additionally, Nintendo also announced that on Black Friday, customers who purchase Nintendo Switch will get a download code for the digital version of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as a three-month individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online. This bundle will be available from November 22 in the US with prices starting at $299.99 (roughly Rs. 22,400).Recently, Nintendo hiked the sales forecast for the Switch to 2.4 crore units by March 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic boosts consumer spending on home gaming. It reported operating profit between April and September to be JPY 291.4 billion (roughly Rs. 20,800 crores) that was three times last year’s profit in the same period.- Advertisement – Will Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition fail in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Quadri Leads Team Nigeria to Top Egypt, Great Britain, Others

first_imgITF JUNIOR CIRCUITNigeria’s Barakat Quadri, sunday, recorded one of the most fairy-tale successes in ITF junior tennis by winning the girl’s singles title at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 & Under Tennis Circuit in Cotonou, Benin Republic.Quadri defeated Carmine Becoude, the third seed from Benin 6-0, 6-2 to emerge the new queen of junior tennis in the region as Nigeria, with two gold medals, emerged overall winners of the tournament which had players from seven African countries as well as India, Great Britain, Poland, Portugal and Malaysia. Qiadri,14, was making her debut at the under 18 level and as such was not seeded as she had no ranking points. However, the year-long training she had at the ITF Development Center in Morocco, duly reflected in her performance at the six-day tournament, as she brushed aside all her opponents which also includes a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over number one seed, Marie Ange Adomon of Cote d’Ivoire in the semifinal.Prior to her win over Adomon, she was ruthless in her 6-0, 6-0 quarterfinal crushing of fellow Nigerian, Angel Mcleod, the fourth seed, to send shivers down the spines of her rivals.Moments after her triumph over McLeod, whom she also defeated in their last competitive meeting at the 2015 MP Tiger Tennis Tournament in Lagos, she paired Toyin Asogba to win the doubles by beating the combination of Becoude and India’s Trisha Vinod 6-4, 7-6.A delirious Quadri dedicated the title to her parents, Amine Ben Makhlouf, who is the Director of the ITF Centre in Morocco and the Nigeria Tennis Federation.Nigeria’s coach Mohammed Ubale was equally elated describing Quadri’s feat as one Nice of the most memorable in Nigeria’s junior tennis in recent years.“This is one of the greatest moment for junior tennis in Nigeria. Barakat was just too good. She played very well against all of her opponents who are older. No doubt she has a very bright future in tennis.”Team Nigeria, made up 15 players – four girls and eleven boys – are scheduled to arrive Lome, Togo later on Sunday in continuation of the circuit which is an ITF Grade 4 tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more