Nintendo’s last financial report showed just how popular the Nintendo Switch system has become. The company’s latest investors relations information shared the large success the Switch has had, especially over the last three months.
All in all, the Switch has sold 68.30 million units, making it the second highest-selling Nintendo home console ever. The last quarter, which stretches from July 1st to September 30th, saw 6.86 million units sold around the world (according to Vooks, which they based on Nintendo’s previous report). Out of the total sales, the Switch Lite has made up 10.36 million of those sales.
The Switch has now surpassed the NES’ lifetime sales of 61.91 million, which is rather impressive considering how popular the console was back in its day. If sale momentum continues, the Nintendo Switch could easily overtake the 3DS handheld system (75.94 million units). The Wii may remain Nintendo’s top-selling console of all time, with 101.63 million systems sold. However, with the expected long life cycle of the Switch, it has an amazing chance of blowing past that sale record.
The Switch has also sold 456.49 million units of software. The biggest performer this quarter bing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which sold 26.04 million copies. It continues as the system’s second-highest selling title, after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (28.99 million).
Nintendo released two first-party games this quarter, with both doing well. Paper Mario: The Origami King sold 2.82 million units, while Super Mario 3D All-Stars sold 5.21 million copies — despite releasing two weeks before the end of the quarter. High sales of 3D All-Stars is likely due to the game only being available for a limited time.