Nintendo has released their most recent quarterly report, and the newest sales figure for their acclaimed Nintendo Switch have been revealed. As of September 30, total sales of the Nintendo Switch have already hit 41.67 million in almost two and a half years on the market. Nintendo also revealed that the Nintendo Switch Lite sold 1.95 million units in its 10 days on sale during the quarter.
The Nintendo Switch’s recent sales milestone has placed the console the ninth best selling home console of all time, and thirteenth overall if you include handheld systems. Impressively, the hybrid console passing 41 million places it ahead of the Xbox One’s most recent sales estimate of 41 million as of the end of last year. Thus, the Nintendo Switch has possibly passed the Xbox One in sales in just a fraction of the time on the market. The next console the Switch can surpass sales wise will be the Super Nintendo Entertainment System which sits less than 8 million units away at 49.10 million units sold.
On the software side of things, total software sales have hit a staggering 246.01 million units sold. The top five best selling games, or the over 10 million units sold club, hasn’t changed since the last time Nintendo revealed numbers. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sits atop the mountain with 19.01 million units sold, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is second with 15.71 million, Super Mario Odyssey is a close third at 15.38 million, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sits at fourth with 14.54 million, and finally the Pokémon Let’s Go duo have sold a combined 11.28 million. Some of Nintendo’s newer titles are doing well as well. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening sold 3.93 million with 10 days on the market during the quarter, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses has also sold 2.3 million since its release in July.
The Nintendo Switch has been on a steam roll of success since it released in March 2017. Nintendo still projects they will sell 18 million units overall during this fiscal year which ends in March 2020. The hybrid console has also dominated the U.S. sales market as it has been the best selling console every month this year. However, unlike the Xbox One’s estimated numbers, the PlayStation 4 just became the second best selling home console of all time at 102.8 million units sold, and the next generation of consoles is just a year away. Thus, the Switch has some stiff competition going forward.