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Wii Lifetime Sales No Longer A Hurdle As Nintendo Switch Now Over 103 Million Units Sold


Posted on February 3, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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Since the inception of the Nintendo Switch nearly five years ago in March 2017, it was evident the success the platform will bring to self-named Nintendo down the line. It was not long before the console outsold the Wii U at 13 million. However, it came as a surprise learning that the Nintendo Switch in just a couple of years overtook lifetime sales of the Nintendo 3DS which stood firmly at 76 million sold units.

Additionally, the pattern continued with the Game Boy Advanced: the hardware is recorded at 81.51 million units sold, but, Nintendo Switch managed to take down another handheld juggernaut on behalf of itself. The most recent financial report from Nintendo reveals the Nintendo Switch selling more than 92.87 million units. Ahead of the holiday, it was expected the platform could overtake the legend Wii following another commercial season.

In the latest financial report from Nintendo reveals the new high for Nintendo Switch is 103.54 million units. The milestone overtakes the Nintendo Wii which is at 101.63 and the PlayStation recorded at 102.50 million as per vgchartz. You can read the full list for top 10 video game sales in below:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 42.35 Million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 37.62 Million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 27.40 Million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 25.80 Million
Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield – 23.90 Million
Super Mario Odyssey – 23.02 Million
Super Mario Party – 17.39 Million
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 14.33 Million
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Pokémon Shiny Pearl – 13.97 Million
Ring Fit Adventure – 13.53 Million

Looking ahead, Nintendo Switch is anticipated to continue this record-breaking campaign moving forward. And if Nintendo follows the same path as it did with the Nintendo DS, more iterations are to come. Already, reports indicate technology for 4K capabilities & HDMI 2.0 is found in the dock for the Nintendo Switch OLED in a previous discovery.

Recently, it was reported that the Nintendo Switch managed to overtake the holiday season this past November. Although Xbox Series S was the most purchased console on Black Friday, the Nintendo Switch remained the most popular buy for the entire month. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the new record made by Nintendo Switch?

Source: Nintendo, (1)

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