Nintendo Surpass 50 Million Nintendo Switch Sales Worldwide

That's more than the SNES

According to key figures by VGChartz, Nintendo’s revolutionary video game console, the Nintendo Switch, has reached 50 million units sold to consumers worldwide.

Based on the current report for the week finishing December 28, 2019, the Nintendo Switch sold 961,543 units to promptly bring its lifetime sales to 49.79 million units around the world. If accurate, the Nintendo Switch leaped in terms of completed sales ahead of the SNES which boasts 49.10 million units sold.

The Nintendo Switch is also closing in on the units sold of the original NES which sold an impressive 61.91 million units worldwide. Before that feat, however, Nintendo recently passed a significant milestone of 50 million units sold in early January. VGChartz broke down the sale by specific regions that contributed to the milestone the most.

  • US – 17,450,577 Units
  • Europe – 13,321,856 Units
  • Japan – 11,879,018 Units

The top-selling video games for the Nintendo Switch as of September 30th were:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.01 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 15.71 million
  3. Super Mario Odyssey – 15.38 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.54 million
  5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.28 million
  6. Splatoon 2 – 9.28 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 7.59 million
  8. Pokemon Sword / Shield – 6 million*
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.59 million
  10. Super Mario Maker 2 – 3.93 million

While this is fantastic news for Nintendo, to smash the world’s best-selling consoles, the Nintendo Switch still has a long way to go. At 155 million units sold, the PlayStation 2 remains the leading seller of all time. The Nintendo DS with 154.02 close behind.


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