The firm from historical Kyoto Japan, Nintendo, said that its Switch sales hit a record 830,000 in the week from November 24 to November 30 – an amazing number that has shocked investors on Wall Street and those who are enthusiastic. The new Switch Lite is a hot item and after signing a deal with Tencent of China, this product will be sold in China starting on December 10, so one can expect sales to explode in the coming weeks and months. The Nintendo Switch and the new Switch Lite which is $100 dollars cheaper at $199 are now taking the market by surprise with shocking sales and popularity that even the most positive analysts did not predict. On CNBC, this Nintendo hit was named one of the best gifts for the holidays, Merry Christmas !
As side note: We are based in Tokyo, Japan. As you know this country is 99 percent Buddhist and Shinto but the Japanese have embraced everything to do with Christmas – lights, motifs, food and even coffee shops serving eggnog. In my apartment block Christmas songs are played in the lobby and elevators with the front desk attendant instructed to wish guests “Merry Christmas” when entering and leaving out building.