202224 Nov

Nintendo sets sales record with new Pokémon games on the Switch console


The video games industry saw a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 as people were stuck at home during lockdowns. But as economies have reopened, the industry has started to normalize, which has weighed on video game giants including Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft . "Sure, Pokémon is almost always a safe bet, but the new title has exceeded expectations, just like Splatoon 3 did earlier this year." Toto expects The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom slated for release in May to be the companys next major hit. Sony said Wednesday that the God of War Ragnarok title for its PlayStation console sold 5.1 million copies in its first week making it the fastest-selling debut of any first-party game for the company.

Source: Cnbc