Upon recognizing how far the Nintendo Switch has come, it is best comparing its to its older sibling consoles. For example, the Nintendo Wii when its generation ended was understood to be the company’s most successful console – then. However, the Nintendo Switch has already began to shatter records to the previous hardware. Install Base previously reported that the Nintendo Switch also overtook first-party sales for first place.
Additionally, the Nintendo Wii lifetime sales were also set to second place by the Nintendo Switch as well. From the previous quarterly financial report post by the firm back in February, the Nintendo Switch exceeded 103 million units; specifically 103.54 compared to the Nintendo Wii’s 101.63. The original PlayStation even got a new placement with its 102.50 count as well.
In the newest quarterly report from Nintendo on Tuesday, it is revealed that the Nintendo Switch has now made it well into 107 million units. The means the hardware gained an additional 4.11 million units this past quarter. You can view the updated counts for Nintendo’s top 10 most sold releases in the list below:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 45.33 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 38.64 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 28.17 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 26.55 million
Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 24.27 million
Super Mario Odyssey – 23.50 million
Super Mario Party – 17.78 million
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Pokemon Shining Pearl – 14.65 million
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 14.53 million
Ring Fit Adventure – 14.09 million
More eye-opening is the discovery of a new contender for the top 10 list possibly by the next financial report. In that, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is already at 12 million copies sold as of January this year. The likeliest is for the new release to topple Ring Fit Adventure which is at the bottom of the list.
According to a recent report from VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has outdone the PlayStation 4 lifetime sales in the United States. Despite releasing four years after the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch has now outpaced its 2013 competitor in the region. Noted, the Nintendo Switch is also 10 million behind worldwide sales as of writing. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you surprised by the continued momentum of the Nintendo Switch?