Nintendo 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. – Advertisement –
Did someone say Bali?A HOUSE with a pool that could rival the lagoon at Southbank was Queensland’s most drooled over property this week.And it is easy to see why. Even the llamas appear to be smiling.Located at 135 Highwood Road at The Gap, the five bedroom Colonial-style house was built by its current owners, who bought the sprawling 4.2 hectare block neighbouring the Brisbane State Forest back in 2003.MORE NEWS: The $300,000 suburbs on the verge of extinctionMORE NEWS: Million dollar Queenslander rescueThe lagoon-style pool is impressiveIt even has its own swim-up barThe house itself has featured in numerous design magazines, and spans two levels.But it is outside that it smacks of the Bali feels.There is a 150,000L resort-style, saltwater, lagoon pool complete with its own swim-up bar, and a Balinese hut for chillaxing, all framed by palms and native flora.There is also a full-sized, floodlight-lit tennis court for smacking around a few balls between mai tais.The tennis courtBack inside the house, the lower level is home to three bedrooms, a media room, rumpus, craft room and a laundry.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThere is also a huge garage and plenty of storage.Upstairs, there is a study, a guest room and a huge master bedroom with a walk-thru wardrobe, an ensuite that features a large, glass-walled dual shower, claw foot bath, toilet and double-sink and access to the deck.Here are some happy llamas at the propertyAlso on this floor is the open plan living spaces which feature striking timber work, arches, period ceiling lights, classic wall switches and more.That wardrobe would make anyone happyThe country-style kitchen has Colonial cabinetry quartz benchtops and fixtures, complete with a butler’s pantry and sought-after.A formal lounge-dining room, and casual dining and family areas adjoin the kitchen. Other features include an additional two-car garage or shed, private and secure entrance gates with remote control, two huge water tanks, a VacuMaid ducted vacuum system and a Geochron World Clock in the kitchen.It is listed with Harcourts Solutions The Gap.
Franklin County, IN —The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department would like to inform residents in Frankin County that Census workers will be going door-to-door over the next few weeks to collect information. The Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. You should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.Workers will carry an official badge.
The Red Sox have decided to switch up their roster as they try to maneuver out of a rough start to the season.The defending World Series champions have activated catcher Sandy Leon and designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, the team announced Tuesday. Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, the Boston #RedSox announced the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/ftRwcgWosV— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 16, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNLeon’s primary purpose in returning from Triple-A Pawtucket will be to catch ace Chris Sale, who has struggled mightily in 2019. In three starts, he has an abysmal 9.00 ERA and is winless as he takes the mound Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.Sale and fellow starter Rick Porcello prefer Leon behind home plate. While Leon, who was the odd catcher out at the end of spring training, wasn’t a huge offensive power last season, he led catchers in 2018 with a 3.29 catcher’s ERA in 89 games. Christian Vazquez has been Boston’s primary starting catcher this season.Swihart, a first-round pick in 2011 and once a top prospect in the Red Sox farm system, has struggled with injuries since making his MLB debut in 2015. In 203 games with the Red Sox, he has slashed .255/.314/.365 with nine homers and 58 RBIs.The Red Sox are tied for last place in the AL East at 6-11 heading into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees (6-9).
Roberts is one of the best in the business. Maybe if she’d had more time she could have sounded out Mahomes about Hill.But you can’t argue with the numbers posted by ABC, a network that still has a great sports heritage. Don’t forget this network was once the ground-breaking home of ABC Sports, “Wide World of Sports” and “Monday Night Football.”Look for these two Disney siblings to work more closely together in the future. Especially if ABC and ESPN can help each other fend off NFL competitors like Fox, CBS and NBC. The NFL Draft’s first round coverage combined for 11.101 million viewers on ABC/ESPN/NFL Network. That’s down 2% from last year when Fox/ESPN/ESPN2/NFL Network combined for 11.337 million viewers.— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) April 26, 2019The 30% boost in viewers should send champagne corks popping at sister networks ABC and ESPN and their corporate parents at Disney. Why? Because it could help ESPN beat back challengers like Fox that want a piece of the draft. It also helps position ABC for “Monday Night Football” and, dare we say it, a Super Bowl during the next round of NFL contract negotiations.SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Best availableESPN was shocked to its core when Fox got its foot in the door of NFL draft coverage last season. A fledgling ESPN discovered the NFL Draft as a TV property way back in 1980 when even the league didn’t know what it had — and it hogged coverage all for itself the next 25 years. The league added its own NFL Network cable channel to the coverage in 2006, but ESPN was still the place to go when it came to watching and following the NFL Draft spectacle.Over 11 million viewers for the NFL Draft:ESPN: 4.864MABC: 4.539MNFLN: 1.698— SportsTVRatings (@SportsTVRatings) April 26, 2019Ever since Fox got its camel’s nose under the draft tent last year, ESPN has been plotting ways to reclaim what had been lost. ESPN aced out Fox this year by offering sister network ABC as the broadcast replacement for Fox. Then producing an ABC draft special aimed more at casual fans than hard-core pigskin fanatics.I thought ABC’s coverage was up and down. The “College GameDay” crew did a fine job. They know these college football players better than anybody. Adding Kirk Herbstreit and Co. to the draft mix last year may have been the game-changing move that won broadcast rights back from Fox. ABC’s production values and direction were excellent. Nashville provided an incredible backdrop, with 100,000 fans thronging in the streets of Music City.MORE: Peyton Manning passes on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’But some of ABC’s entertainment-oriented coverage reeked more of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” than a football show. Host Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” was joined by singers like Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. In short, it seemed more like a draft special aimed at viewers who read “People,” not “ProFootballTalk.”My biggest beef was when Roberts failed to ask special guest Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs up front about the explosive child abuse tape featuring teammate Tyreek Hill, which leaked publicly about an hour before the draft started (the Chiefs suspended Hill early Friday morning).ESPN declined to comment for this column. But sources in Bristol argued the Hill story had been covered in ESPN’s pregame coverage and during Sam Ponder’s interview of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.The Chiefs didn’t own a pick in the first round, or else ESPN might have discussed the Hill story in more detail. Look for them to go deeper when the Chiefs go on the clock during Day 2 coverage, said a source.FROM MONOPOLY TO MONOTONYInside ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ mid-life crisisPonder’s Goodell interview was taped before the explosive audio hit the internet, so Goodell was easily able to fend her off with non-answer answers.Still, I would have been a lot more interested in Mahomes’ feelings about Hill than Swift’s big promise to reveal the name of her new single at the stroke of midnight.”I have been giving some clues. But there are more clues to come,” Swift said with a knowing smile.”Ooh, that’s what you call a tease,” Roberts said.So was ABC’s coverage. ABC scored a touchdown with its maiden NFL Draft coverage.The broadcast network’s coverage of Day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft drew a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.88 million average viewers, according to TV By The Numbers. That’s up 9.1% and 30.5% respectively from the 1.1 and 3.74 million viewer averages on Fox last year.