Nintendo Switch Now Sits At 79.87 Million Units Sold, Overtaking The Nintendo 3DS

Posted on February 1, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Last speaking of the Nintendo Switch consolidated unit count predates back to November 2020. Upon reading the financial highlight spreadsheet issued by the Japanese firm, it reveals that the latest console machine sits comfortably over 68 million units sold. And to be considered, that is just collecting the system’s forecast performance for that year. It does not include the then-approaching 2020 holiday season ahead.

Now with yet another commercial season coming to a close as we are now welcoming the second month for 2021, Nintendo is prepared to issue its next financial report as the fiscal years is close to concluding. In its latest earning release on Monday, Nintendo shares that the Nintendo Switch now sits at 79.87 million units sold.

The firm also updated its top 10 selling titles, and, of course, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to remain the number one selling game on the platform. You can view the full list below:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 33.41 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 31.18 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 22.85 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 21.45 million
Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield – 20.35 million
Super Mario Odyssey – 20.23 million
Super Mario Party – 13.82 million
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/ Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee – 13.00 million
Splatoon 2 – 11.90 million
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 9.82 million

Most interesting about the new sales metric for the Nintendo Switch is its performance in contrast to previous hardware. Upon reviewing the dedicated video game sales units through the firm’s financial data, it shares that the Nintendo Switch now overtakes the Nintendo 3DS. That now marks another system outed by Nintendo Switch as the handheld hybrid most impressively exceeded sales of the Xbox One previously.

In a separate report that was issued by lead Christopher Dring on Twitter, he disclosed that the Nintendo Switch still surpasses the sales of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 combined this past holiday season. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the Nintendo Switch’s continued performance lately?

Source: Nintendo, (1)

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