For the record, the Nintendo Switch is one of the most impressive pieces of tech to enter the video game industry. Despite powerhouses such as the Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 appear to be conquering the marketplace, Nintendo has already capitalized on nearly 100 million units in roughly five years of the hardware releasing. However, the PlayStation 5 did recently dethrone the handheld hybrid console of its 33 consecutive weeks as the top-selling SKU.
Previously, the Nintendo Switch earlier in May reported to sell beyond 84 million units then. The significance of that is the hardware outperformed lifetime sales of the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Game Boy Advanced at the time. Later in the summer Nintendo recorded 89 million units sold which topples the Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 lifetime sales too.
Now this week, the latest financial report discloses the Nintendo Switch on its way to outperform the Nintendo Wii at 92.87 million units sold ahead of the holiday season. Nintendo also updated its top ten best-selling release which you can read the full list below:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 Million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 Million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 Million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 Million
Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield – 22.64 Million
Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 Million
Super Mario Party – 16.48 Million
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.83 Million
Splatoon 2 – 12.68 Million
Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 Million
In terms of Nintendo diversifying the Nintendo Switch lineup, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model is available now. NPD Group in regards to the platform losing its consecutive record to PlayStation 5 blames the new iteration to be the reason for PlayStation 5 overtaking. Additionally, Nintendo recently addressed that there are no current plans for a 4K-enabled model despite reports saying otherwise.
This week, the PlayStation 5 devastated a previous Nintendo platform in lifetime sales. In that, the PlayStation 5 inches over 13 million bordering the number of sales obtained by the Wii U in just under a year. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you interested in the results from this recent financial report?