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Nintendo Switch Sales Exceed 19 Million Units, 86 Million in Software Sales


Nintendo Switch Sales Exceed 19 Million Units, 86 Million in Software Sales

The Nintendo Switch continues to prove itself a hit in the current console generation, passing new milestones in both hardware and software sales.

Announced by Nintendo via their most recent quarterly sales data, the Switch now sits at a total of 19.67 million units sold worldwide after 15 months on the market. This is compared to the lifetime sales of the company’s last console the Nintendo Wii U, which topped out at 13.56 million units sold, and the Nintendo Wii, which sold 101.63 million units across seven years of production.

In addition, the game’s first party software continues to sell at a similar rate, with newly released titles like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces exceeding 1 million units sold to round out the console’s top ten selling titles list, which includes new IPs like ARMS and 1-2-Switch. The console’s software sales have still not exceeded the Wii U’s however, sitting at 86.93 million compared to 102.28 million respectively.

A full list of the Switch’s top ten selling titles can be found below:

Super Mario Odyssey

11.17 million units sold

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

10.35 million units sold

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

9.32 million units sold

Splatoon 2

6.76 million units sold


2.45 million units sold


2.01 million units sold

Kirby Star Allies

1.89 million units sold

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

1.42 million units sold

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

1.40 million units sold

Mario Tennis Aces

1.38 million units sold

It was also noted that Nintendo Labo, a new peripheral by the company using cardboard to craft a number of manipulatable objects, has reached 1.39 million units sold.

For more on all things Nintendo, check out the new additions coming to the Labo peripheral as part of the Vehicle Kit.

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