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Nintendo Switch sales hit 100m despite chip crunch

Gaming giant cuts console sales target but upgrades profit outlook

Nintendo's current fiscal year earnings have been hit by Switch production delays as a shortage of critical components and shipping snarls take a toll.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Nintendo on Thursday said sales of its Switch gaming console had surpassed 100 million units by the end of last year, marking a milestone for the device even as it battles production delays due to a global shortage of semiconductors.

Released in March 2017, the Switch has become a global hit, fueled by titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The console has now sold more units than the Wii, which since its release in 2006 has sold about 102 million units. Only a handful of home consoles have passed the 100 million mark, including several in Sony's PlayStation series.

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