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VGChartz currently has the #Nintendo Switch at just under 4.5 million sold. No matter which way you look at it that is an impressive start for the Japanese company's new console. This is before noting that the Switch only really has had one big exclusive game to sell to players. Sure that title was "Zelda," one of the most popular franchises of all time, but it would take more than just one title to convince customers to spend near $500 on a console.

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In five months, Nintendo has put behind them the disappointing WII U days and launched a new era for themselves and their fans. "#Super Mario Odyssey" is right around the corner, which could very well prove to be even more popular than "Breath of the Wild." Unfortunately, those considering making the plunge and purchasing the Switch might not find it so easy, as the console has been in short supply.

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In an attempt to avoid a serious shortage issue, and a repeat of their Classic NES fiasco, Nintendo plans to increase the production for their current device to ensure that it will be easy to find over the next few months. With "Super Mario Odyssey" out in October and the natural increase in sales during the holiday period, Nintendo could easily hit the 10 million mark by the end of the year. To provide a point of reference, to demonstrate what an encouraging sign reaching that landmark would be, the WII U sold under 14 million during its entire run.

Nintendo Switch games for 2017

"Super Mario Odyssey" might be the one title everyone is talking about, but it is not the only worthwhile game coming to the Nintendo Switch. "Pokkén Tournament DX" hits the shelves at the tail end of September, which should delight competitive gamers and those among us looking for a good old fashioned fighter.

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"#Fire Emblem Warriors" is scheduled to be released by the end of the year as-well. As suggested by the title, this is a mash-up of "Dynasty Warriors" and "Fire Emblem." These type of games are not for everyone, as it is quite easy to get bored by the gameplay, but it will be the first proper hack and slash game on the console (not counting "Zelda").

"Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2," "Rayman Legends," "Lego Worlds," and "Rocket League" should all be available to purchase on the Nintendo Switch by the end of 2017. Yes, none of these games are new or exclusives, but they are great titles that offer something different on the console. For those who own them one of the other version, they might not be worth rebuying. If you have been on the fence for any of those titles, this edition should be the definitive one.