New Report Tells Nintendo Switch Sales Beyond 125 Million Units


Posted on May 10, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Believe it or not, the Nintendo Switch released more than six years-old now. Since its inception, the industry continues to be surprised by the sheer amount of traction the handheld console hybrid offers despite the hardware limitations in comparison to Xbox & PlayStation. More recently, the platformed earned a round of applause with the addition of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advanced virtual libraries earlier this winter.

Additionally. Nintendo is also reshaping what is expected for the Nintendo Switch’s capabilities. Despite the difference in components, the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a viable option for jaw-dropping experiences. Most recently that has been illustrated with a comparison of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild & The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Now this week, it is revealed the hardware continues to push impressive numbers. Last time it was recorded at 114 million sold, now the new milestone just overtakes 125 million. Nintendo also released an update top 10 best-selling list which you can read below:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 53.79 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 42.21 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 31.09 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 29.81 million
Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield – 25.82 million
Super Mario Odyssey – 25.76 million
Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet – 22.10 million
Super Mario Party – 19.14 million
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 15.41 million
Ring Fit Adventure – 15.38 million

Upon glancing over at VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch is ranked at #3 best sold system. Currently it sits behind the Nintendo DS which is ranked #2 at 154.02 million and the PlayStation 2 with a whopping 158.70 million units sold. Nintendo still has some time before it rolls out its next system and could overtake the throne by then.

Regarding more on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it was revealed to be the first Nintendo Switch title priced at $70. However, Nintendo clarifies this will be only for select titles and not all games will be priced the same. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you still surprised by the amount Nintendo has sold for the Switch?

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