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Following this week’s news of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model boosting software sales in the UK, it seems the console itself is also seeing some success regarding its debut in Japan.

According to Famitsu, the OLED Model sold 138,409 units in its first three days alone. When including the standard and Lite models, the OLED Model took the majority of total system sales, which reached 179,851 last week.

As analyst David Gibson points out, the sales number is lower than that of the Switch Lite’s launch in 2019 (which was 178,000), but it’s important to note that the Lite was readily available in stores while the supply of Switch units is currently still struggling to meet demand. In Japan, the OLED Model was mostly only available via lotteries.



Metroid Dread, which sold alongside the Nintendo Switch OLED Model, shifted 87,000 physical copies, marking the best debut for a Metroid game ever in Japan and blowing the 29,000 launch sales of the previous franchise installment Metroid: Samus Returns out of the water.


Source: Perfectly Nintendo


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A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!