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Nintendo Switch Reaches 92.87 Million Units Sold



Ninendo Switch Sales

Nintendo Switch Sales Are Catching up to Wii…

When the Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, I made a bold statement on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast that the Switch would outsell the Wii within five years. My colleagues laughed at me but here we are four years later, and the Switch is on track to do just that.

According to Nintendo’s latest financial report, the Nintendo Switch has reached a grand total of 92.87 million hardware sales so far. The Wii (which remains Nintendo’s most successful console to date) sold a whopping 101.63 million units— which means Nintendo needs to only sell 8.87 million units by March 2022 for my prediction to come true.

While sales of the Switch are down this year, Nintendo did say that “last fiscal year, the March 2020 release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons prompted a significant increase in hardware and software sales. And with Christmas on the horizon— not to mention Breath of the Wild 2 and whatever other big plans Nintendo has to offer— the Switch is guaranteed to pass the Wii in sales sooner than later, and then some!

Here’s a breakdown of Nintendo’s home console hardware sales as of September 2021.
Console | Hardware Sales (Million) | Software Sales (Million)
Wii: 101.63  | 921.85
Nintendo Switch: 92.87 | 681.00
NES: 61.91 | 500.01
SNES: 49.10 | 379.06
Nintendo 64: 32.93 | 224.97
GameCube: 21.74 |208.57
Wii U: 13.56 | 103.42

In today’s report, Nintendo also released the top 10 best-selling first-party games:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 38.74 million units sold
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 34.85 million units sold
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 25.71 million units sold
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 24.13 million units sold
Pokemon Sword/Pokemon Shield: 22.64 million units sold
Super Mario Odyssey: 21.95 million units sold
Super Mario Party: 16.48 million units
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: 13.83 million units
Splatoon 2: 12.68 million
Ring Fit Adventure: 12.21 million units

via NintendoLife and Nintendo

Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and Tilt Magazine. Host of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast and the Sordid Cinema Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound on Sight. Former host of several other podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead shows, as well as Sound On Sight. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.