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Nintendo Switch Sales Surge to 141.32 Million Units



Nintendo Switch Sales Surge to 141.32 Million Units

Nintendo recently unveiled their financial results for the first quarter of 2024, which corresponds to the last quarter of their fiscal year. Despite a projected 19% drop in revenue for the next fiscal year, the company has confirmed exciting developments, including the introduction of the Switch’s successor within this fiscal year and a Nintendo Direct scheduled for June.

Over the past three months, 1.96 million Nintendo Switch units were sold, bringing the total to an impressive 141.32 million units as of March 31. Although this year’s sales were down 12.6% from the previous year’s 15.7 million units, Nintendo remains optimistic about the enduring appeal of the Switch in its eighth year on the market.

Nintendo Switch Sales Surge to 141.32 Million Units

Nintendo’s software sales also showed strong performance with 35.72 million video games sold in the first quarter alone. Cumulatively, more than 1.235 billion games have been sold since the console’s launch. Notably, recent titles “Princess Peach: Showtime!” and “Mario vs. Donkey Kong” each surpassed one million sales.

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Below is a list of the top ten best-selling first-party Nintendo Switch games:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 61.97 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 45.36 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 34.22 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 31.85 million
  5. Super Mario Odyssey – 27.96 million
  6. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield – 26.27 million
  7. Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet – 24.92 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 20.66 million
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 20.61 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 17.45 million

With the Nintendo Switch approaching sales figures comparable to the PlayStation 2, the best-selling console in history, Nintendo’s future in the gaming market looks promising.