Switching Views on Consoles
Apparently the games console isn't dead. Yet.
Despite numerous distractions for consumers -- from smartphone games to Netflix -- Nintendo Co.'s Switch has a chance of becoming the Japanese company's best-selling gaming machine in a decade.
With the 10 million mark recently surpassed and Christmas ahead, it's possible Switch may beat the 17 million mark set by the Nintendo 3DS in the 2011/12 fiscal year. Selling another 7 million units in the next four months will be a stretch, but even even if it comes within a few million, Nintendo will be able to celebrate.
There are many good reasons to believe that the games console's days are numbered. But there are also 10 million reasons to think it's got some life left in it yet.
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