A new report has revealed that the Nintendo Switch already has three times as many games available than its predecessor, the Wii U, did at this point in its lifespan.
At the end of December, Kotaku UK downloaded data from more than 18,000 games and 250,000 reviews from review aggregate site Metacritic. Analysis of this data showed that on its 279th day on the market in December of 2017, the Switch had 191 games available.
For comparison, the Wii U had 60 games at that same milestone, and even the mega-popular Wii only had 65 games available on its 279th day.
Surprisingly, the Switch even has more games available than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One did this point in both console’s lifecycles. The PS4 appears to have had just over 100 games, while the Xbox lagged slightly behind it.
Even more impressively, there are already 45 Switch games available with an average Metacritic score of 80 or higher (the site labels any title with such a score has having ‘favourable reviews’) and were reviewed by more than 40 different outlets, whereas it took the Wii and Wii U nearly their entire lifespans just to crack 50 games which fit that criteria.
The Switch has sold more than 14 million units since its launch in March 2017, so this report marks another notch in its belt as it continues its wild growth.
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Source: Kotaku UK