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Nintendo Switch overtakes the Wii U

Nintendo Switch overtakes the Wii U

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The Nintendo Switch games console has outsold its predecessor, just 10 months after its launch.Nintendo sold 7.23 million Switch consoles in the previous quarter, bringing total sales to about 14.86 million devices.The Wii U, which went on sale in November 2012, sold 13.56 million units before it was discontinued in 2017 and was considered a commercial failure.Nintendo reported its most profitable quarter since 2009.The company announced an operating profit of 116.50 billion yen (£755m, $ 1.07 billion), up from 32.26 billion yen a year ago.The Kyoto-based company raised its profit forecast for the year ending March from 120 billion yen to 160 billion yen. It said it expected Switch sales to reach 20 million in 2018.Super Mario Odyssey was the best-selling game for the Nintendo Switch, with
Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

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Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it's a little less high-tech than you might expect.Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard.A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch's Joy-Con controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.Nintendo said the range of "interactive build-and-play experiences" would be released on 20 April.Initial pricing will start at $ 70 (£51) in the US - including a cartridge of games designed to be played with the homemade controllers and a range of stickers to customise the creations.'So crazy it might just work' Analysis by Dave Lee, BBC North America technology reporterThis cardboard add-on might on the face of it seem a flimsy gimmick, but there