Sales of the Nintendo Switch portable game console exceeded 20 million units in Japan as of June 2, 2021. The console was launched in 2017, so it took four years to reach this milestone. Global sales have exceeded 84 million, which is impressive.
The popularity of the Switch shows that game consoles are still hanging on in a world where the majority of phones over $180 can play most of the games available on these consoles, unless the games are released exclusively for the consoles.
However, such consoles are a great gift idea for children — especially if they aren’t ready to get their own phones or tablets yet.