Nintendo Switch Sales Have Reached 36.87 Million Units; Super Mario Maker 2 Sold 2.42 Million Copies In Three Days

A very impressive figure, given that the console is only two years old.
A new model of the original Switch has been announced by Nintendo, which boasts a better battery.
A new model of the original Switch has been announced by Nintendo, which boasts a better battery. Nintendo

While Sony and PlayStation may have reached a monumental milestone today with 100 million units shipped for the PlayStation 4, that doesn’t seem to be slowing down Nintendo at all. In fact, the latest information from its earnings release reveals some very significant leaps for the Switch, especially when you consider that the console is only two years old.

According to the latest earnings release by Nintendo, it now appears that the Nintendo Switch has sold 36.87 million units worldwide as of June 30, 2019, two years and change after its initial release in 2017. While that number is roughly a third of what the PlayStation 4 has sold, the timeline behind it tells a very impressive story given the rate it sold those units.

In the three months leading up to June 30, a total of 2.13 million Nintendo Switch units were sold, in addition to hefty software sales totaling up to 22.61 million. This significant number lead Nintendo to not make any revisions with regards to its forecast for the Switch, which puts estimated sales at 18 million Switch units sold between April 2019 and March 2020.

Ever since its initial release the Switch has only grown stronger in terms of what it can offer players, with a critically-acclaimed library of first-party titles and a growing selection of third-party ones. The latest for this trend was the recently released Super Mario Maker 2, which sold 2.42 million units in the three days since it launched.

Nintendo also released updated sales figures for their first-party Switch titles, which you can check out below.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 17.89 million
  2. Super Mario Odyssey – 14.94 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 14.73 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.61 million
  5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 10.98 million
  6. Splatoon 2 – 9.02 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 6.99 million
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.10 million (released January 10)
  9. 1-2 Switch – 3.01 million
  10. Mario Tennis Aces – 2.75 million

Expect the number to balloon higher once the Switch Lite releases on September 20, as this new console in the Nintendo Switch family is targeting players who are in it only to play handheld. Before you go ahead and pre-order, though, make sure to weigh your options first by checking out my small piece for why now might not be the best time to get a new Switch console.

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