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Nintendo Switch Sales Pass 100 Million Units, Overtaking the PlayStation and Wii

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Nintendo Switch Sales 100 Million

Sales for the Nintendo Switch family of consoles have surpassed the 100 million unit mark. As of December 31, 2021, the Nintendo Switch, Lite, and OLED consoles have sold an estimated 103.54 million units worldwide. This makes the Nintendo Switch the fifth best-selling video game console in history, beating out the original PlayStation and Nintendo Wii. Currently, the PlayStation 4 is the fourth best-selling console, with 116 million units sold.

Nintendo released the total sales numbers in a recent earnings report. The 2021 holiday season proved to be an important time for the console, as the Nintendo Switch saw a large boost in sales for all three models. Specifically, the report revealed that the Nintendo Switch console sales reached 10.67 million units in FY2022 Q3 (September to December 2021) alone. That’s nearly triple the amount sold in the previous quarter.

Notably, the newer Switch OLED model sold approximately 3.99 million units, with most of the sales happening during the Q3 period. Furthermore, Q3 sales were likely boosted by the release of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes in November 2021. As such, total software sales in FY2022 so far have reached 179.29 million units.

Below are the sale numbers for each console model for the 2022 fiscal year so far:

  • Nintendo Switch – 11.79 million units
  • Nintendo Switch Lite – 3.17 million units
  • Nintendo Switch OLED – 3.99 million units

In comparison, Nintendo reported that Nintendo Switch sales had reached 92.87 million units worldwide in November 2021. Additionally, Famitsu estimated that over 5 million units of the console were sold in 2021 in Japan alone.

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