Switch Sales Top 89 Million, Exceed Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3's Numbers

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With implicit 89.04 cardinal units sold, Switch is conscionable 12 cardinal units shy of eclipsing Wii (at 101 cardinal units) to go Nintendo's astir palmy console task to date. The numbers travel from Nintendo's latest fiscal results, showing the institution shipped different 4.45 cardinal Switch units successful the archetypal 4th of this year. These numbers are down 21.7 percent from the erstwhile year, with nett income coming successful astatine $2.94 billion, a diminution of 9.9 percent.

Nintendo's first-quarter income past twelvemonth were lifted by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a crippled that sold implicit 10 cardinal copies successful that time. Animal Crossing: New Horizons' income haven't slowed much, making it the second best-selling Switch game with 33.89 cardinal units sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sits successful the apical slot astatine 37.08 cardinal units, with Super Smash bros. Ultimate ranking 3rd astatine 24.77 cardinal units, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild successful 4th with 23.20 cardinal units.

Switch's booming numbers propulsion it beyond the successes of Sony's PlayStation 3 (which sold 87.4 cardinal units), and Microsoft's Xbox 360 (which sold implicit 80 cardinal units). PlayStation 2 remains the top-selling console of each clip with implicit 155 cardinal units sold.

Switch doubles arsenic a console and handheld, and presently sits 3rd successful Nintendo's gaming-on-the-go category. Nintendo DS is fig 1 with 154.02 cardinal units sold, and Game Boy is 2nd with 118.69.

Expect to spot Switch income roar again during the holidays pursuing the merchandise of the caller Switch OLED model connected October 8. As always, Nintendo has respective highly anticipated games connected the skyline that volition assistance determination units arsenic well, opening with Metroid Dread (also hitting connected October 8). A sequel to Breath of the Wild volition travel successful 2022.

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