The Nintendo Switch Has Sold Over 61 Million Units Worldwide

In its latest sales report, Nintendo details how the Switch has now sold over 61 million units worldwide. After seeing a significant boost in sales when the Covid-19 lockdowns started hitting bigger countries, increasing significantly the demand for the console during the month of March.

The Nintendo Switch Has Sold Over 61 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo has published its most recent sales report, updated as of June 30, 2020; in it, the company details the number of units sold as per that report date. The Nintendo Switch has now officially sold 61.44 million units in Hardware and 406.67 million units in software. 

We had reported earlier in the year that the Nintendo Switch appeared to be the console of choice for the quarantine period, as sales during March alone reached a staggering 4.2 million units. This would be expected during a holiday season, and not usually during the first half of the year. The Switch has enjoyed steady popularity since its release in 2017, of course, but the addition of newer and more attractive titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, could very well have played a part in the number of sales the unit has had.

Additionally, the report shows other unit sales, and we can see there that the Nintendo Switch is approaching the lifetime sales of the classic NES, which sold 61.91 million units. And while the Switch is certainly not the least sold Nintendo product (which is the Wii U with only 13.56 million units sold, followed closely by the GameCube with 21.74 million units), it’s certainly a long way from the top. 

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The top three Nintendo consoles by the number of million units sold (MUS) are the Nintendo DS with 154.08 MUS, followed by the Nintendo Game Boy with 118.69 MUS and the Wii with 101.63 MUS.

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