The Nintendo Switch continues to steamroll its way to success. Nintendo has reported that the hybrid console has now sold 22.86 million units since its launch last March. This number is near double the sales of Nintendo’s last console the Wii U, and surpasses the Nintendo GameCube’s lifetime sales of 21.74 million. The Switch isn’t the the only piece of Nintendo hardware doing well. In their recent earnings report, the NES Classic Edition and the Super NES Classic Edition have shipped over 10 million units combined worldwide. The report also states that “amiibo figure total sell-through has reached approximately 50 million units.”
On the software side, a trifecta of first party Nintendo titles have passed 10 million copies sold. The Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has reached 10.28 million units, the upgraded port Mario Kart 8: Deluxe has sold 11.71 million units, and the acclaimed Super Mario Odyssey has sold 12.74 million units. Thus, Super Mario Odyssey is the best selling game on the console with over half of all Switch owners having a copy of the game.
The aforementioned earnings report details a few other software successes as well. Nintendo’s newest release Super Mario Party has sold over 1.5 million units in its first month, while Square Enix’s Switch exclusive new RPG Octopath Traveler “has surpassed 1 million units.” Finally, the worldwide gaming phenomenon Fortnite “has been downloaded to nearly half of all Nintendo Switch systems” since its release in June.
The Nintendo Switch also has some upcoming big titles for the holidays this year. The Pokemon series’ newest entries Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! both release later this month, and will have special edition Nintendo Switch bundles that include the game and the Poke Ball Plus peripheral. The other big title still on the horizon is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which releases next month, and has a special edition Nintendo Switch bundle that releases tomorrow. Earlier today, the game had its own dedicated Nintendo Direct detailing all the information players need to know about it.