Switch Celebrates yet Another Milestone as It Officially Surpasses Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan

Leaving Wii U in the dust.
Nintendo Switch

The Switch has sold faster in 9 months than the PlayStation 2 in Japan; the Switch has become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. Not even a year out of the gate, and the Nintendo Switch has been achieving milestone after milestone and it seems that the hype train is far from reaching its destination.

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According to sales numbers that come straight from Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything), the Nintendo Switch – in Japan- has outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii U. In the five years or so that the Wii U has been out, the system managed to only sell about 3,301,555 units in Japan, while the Switch (in 9 months) has sold 3,407,158 units. This is an incredible feat from Nintendo, and really just goes to show how poorly the Wii U did in its homeland. With the lackluster performance of the Wii U, we are ecstatic and proud of Nintendo for bringing themselves back up with the success of the Switch.

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