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access_time February 1, 2021 at 12:38 AM in News by David Poole

Nintendo Switch Has Sold Nearly 80 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo recently published their earnings for the year ending on December 31st, 2020. While they continue to see steady growth, their hardware sales continue to do incredibly well. As of this earnings report, the Nintendo Switch family has sold 79.87 million units worldwide. This includes 66.34 million Nintendo Switch consoles and 13.53 million Switch Lite consoles. Since it’s been another month, it’s very likely above 80 million units at this point. With this sales number, the Nintendo Switch has officially surpassed the Nintendo 3DS lifetime sales. Considering it reached this milestone in under four years, it’s pretty impressive. Of course, Nintendo continues to have great software sales numbers as well.

The report details the sales of games released during the latter nine months of 2020 (Nintendo’s current fiscal year). This includes 3.05 million units for Paper Mario: The Oragami King and 8.32 million units for Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit sold 1.08 million units while Pikmin 3: Deluxe enjoyed 1.94 million units sold. Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold an additional 19.41 million units, growing to a total of 31.18 million units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also continues to sell well, selling an additional 8.64 million units for a total of 33.41 million units. Reportedly, 29 Switch titles sold over a million units so far during this fiscal year.

With games like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Bravely Default 2 coming this month, this fiscal year will likely end strong for Nintendo. With rumors of a Switch hardware upgrade and no new Nintendo Direct in sight, speculation continues to rise. Whatever happens though, it seems that Nintendo is in a great position right now.

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