Nintendo Switch yes has sold more than 89 million units worldwide, which has helped it surpass both Xbox 360 and PS3 to become the seventh best-selling video game console of all times.
Announced as part of Nintendo’s latest financial results, Switch ahora has 89.04 million units sold. And these data bring it closer to the figures of the incredibly successful Nintendo Wii (101.63 million units). To overcome it, it would become Nintendo’s best-selling console. And speaking of the company, it expects to sell 20.5 million more consoles in the current financial year (which ends in March 2022), a figure that would allow the Wii record to be beaten comfortably.
When production ended, Xbox 360 had sold 86 million units, while PS3 reached 87.4 million. Of course, Nintendo’s ultimate goal will be to beat the all-time record holder, PS2, but it has a long way to go to reach it. spectacular figure of 155 million units sold by the Sony console.
The news actually comes along with a drop in Nintendo’s performance from the previous year. Although it is true that the high demand for home entertainment during lockdowns of the COVID-19 quite rightly explains that change. During the company’s first quarter, Nintendo sold 4.45 million units of Switch hardware, 21.7% less compared to the previous year. Interestingly, the Nintendo Switch units in their standard version increased their sales compared to the first quarter of last year, but the Switch Lite experienced a sharp drop.
Net sales amounted to approximately $ 2.94 billion (a 9.9% drop from the same period last year), and net income fell to approximately $ 846 million (a 12.9% drop). Game sales are also a big part of that decline: Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 10.6 million copies in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the best-selling game of the first quarter of 2021, New Pokémon Snap, with 2.07 million units. For its part, Mittopia and Mario Golf: Super Rush surpassed one million copies sold since launch.
Nintendo hopes to boost Switch sales with the recently announced OLED model, which will be launched on October 8, 2021. However, much of Nintendo’s forecasts are based on the hope that the global semiconductor shortage will decrease, and the company recently said it would not be able to make enough Switch units to meet demand actual.
And, in case you’re wondering, financial reports do not mention the much-rumored Switch Pro.