Nintendo Switch sales have overtaken Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo has released its most recent financial report which encompasses their earnings throughout the past fiscal year, comparisons to previous fiscal years, and forecasts for future sales and earnings. The previous forecast for fiscal 2020 was to sell 24 million units for hardware, 170 million units for software. This has been updated to 26.5 million units for hardware and 205 million units for software.
Nintendo Switch hardware sales during FY20 Q1-Q3 were 17.74 million units, which increased 35.8% in FY21 Q1-Q3 to 24.10 million units . Software sales increased 43% year-over-year, from 123.13 million units in FY20 Q1-Q3 to 176.10 million units in FY1 Q1-Q3. There were 29 titles that sold over a million copies, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons being the bestseller at 19.41 million units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in second place at 8, 64 million units and Super Mario 3D All-Stars in third place with 8.32 million units. Ring Fit Adventure also sold a considerable amount, at 5.95 million units. This is not surprising, as many of these games have been cited as the best Nintendo Switch games.
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This means that the Nintendo Switch has officially overtaken Nintendo 3DS hardware and software sales. The Nintendo 3DS had lifetime hardware sales of 75.94 million units and lifetime software sales of 385.85 million units at the last report. That puts the Switch below Game Boy Advance hardware sales, which have sold 81.51 million units.
Nintendo’s best-selling portable system remains the Nintendo DS, which sold 154.02 million hardware units and 948.72 million software units. Their best-selling home console remains the Nintendo Wii, with 101.63 million hardware units and 921.85 million software units. The Nintendo Switch is still far from being the best-selling console in either category, but it certainly has the potential to reach new heights, especially since it’s only around the corner. halfway through his life, according to Nintendo.
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There’s a reason the Nintendo Switch has been one of the most popular consoles for the past couple of years. Its sleek design, versatility, and seemingly endless pool of exciting games make it a great choice for gamers of all ages.
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