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Nintendo Switch Passes 25 Million Units Sold in Japan

Nintendo Switch consoles pass 25 million units sold in Japan

Famitsu reported that the Nintendo Switch family of consoles has sold over 25 million units in Japan alone. The outlet estimated that the regular Switch had 18,379,851 units sold in the country as of June 12, 2022. The handheld Nintendo Switch Lite made 4,754,257 units, and the newer OLED model added 1,876,296 more units. It combined the figures from all three models to come up with a total of 25,010,404 units. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

With over 25 million units recorded, the Nintendo Switch has also surpassed PlayStation 2’s lifetime sales in Japan. While the PS2 still holds the highest worldwide console sales at over 155 million units, it only recorded 21.98 million units in Japan alone. The current record holder for Japan’s game console sales—including portable consoles—is the Nintendo DS family, with over 32 million units sold in the country.

Famitsu added that Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSuper Smash Bros. UltimateMario Kart 8 DeluxePokemon Sword and Shield, and Splatoon 2 comprised the top five best-selling Switch games in Japan. The outlet expects the console’s sales in the country to increase further with the upcoming worldwide releases of Splatoon 3 on September 9, 2022, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on November 18, 2022.

The Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. It surpassed the 100 million global sales mark at the end of 2021. As of March 2022, Nintendo has sold 107.65 million units from all Switch models combined. The number also included 5.8 million units from the newer OLED model that debuted in October 2021.

Kite Stenbuck
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