Nintendo Switch Sales Reach Over 111 Million; Nintendo Switch Sports at 4.8 Million

Now solidified as the third best-selling Nintendo console.
Nintendo Switch sales have reached more than 111 million, solidifying it as the fifth best-selling console of all time.
Nintendo Switch sales have reached more than 111 million, solidifying it as the fifth best-selling console of all time. Nintendo

In its latest annual earnings report, Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch sales worldwide have reached 111.08 million, a figure still expected to grow until the renowned Japanese publisher reveals an official successor. This makes the Nintendo Switch the fifth best-selling console of all time, catching up to the PlayStation 4’s lifetime sales of 117 million and beating the original PlayStation’s 102 million.

During the quarter ending June 30, 2022, Nintendo sold 3.43 million Nintendo Switch units, plus an overwhelming number of software sales sitting at 41.41 million units. The software side got an enormous boom, thanks to two titles released during the quarter: Nintendo Switch Sports, a new entry in the publisher’s sports variety titles, and Mario Strikers: Battle League, an arcade football game featuring characters in the Super Mario and Nintendo universe. Nintendo Switch Sports was reported to have reached a strong sales mark of 4.84 million units within the quarter, while Mario Strikers: Battle League, released in June, got off to a very strong start at 1.91 million units.

Other titles in the Nintendo catalog continued to do very well. Kirby and the Forgotten Land, released in March, added 1.48 million units sold in the quarter, while the ever-popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still posting record sales ever since its 2017 launch, adding 1.48 million units to its record. Despite these numbers, however, Nintendo pointed out that the company posted overall lower sales in hardware and software due to the ongoing effects of the supply shortages in semiconductors and other much-needed components. Hardware sales are down 22.9% compared to last year, while software sales are down 9.6% year-on-year.

Nintendo still has a lot to look forward to in the coming quarters, thanks to a very strong lineup of exciting titles. July saw the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the fourth official entry in Monolith Soft’s iconic JRPG series. September will see the release of Splatoon 3, October for Bayonetta 3, and the highly anticipated Pokémon Scarlet and Violet coming to Switch in November.

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