The latest sales figures from Nintendo reveal that the Nintendo Switch has now sold over 114.33 million units worldwide. This marks a remarkable success for the handheld gaming system, which is rapidly catching up to the popularity of the Game Boy. According to Nintendo, the console is now the third-best-selling gaming console of all time, surpassing PlayStation 4 and Game Boy/Game Boy Color.
The sales numbers come despite the ongoing shortages in key Switch components. However, the company is optimistic about the holiday quarter, pointing to a recovery in hardware production. The company also expects fewer supply constraints. That could increase the popularity of the Switch even further. The company says that it has a 5.2 percent increase in net sales and a 34.1 percent increase in profit.
However, Nintendo isn’t the only one that has benefited from the increase in sales! Game publishers, game stores, online retailers, and even third-party gaming marketplaces have grown massively from the increase in sales.
Nintendo’s latest results also highlight the health of the company’s digital business. The company said that Nintendo Switch Online sales have increased by a significant margin, pushing digital sales to a record 187.8 billion yen in the first half of the year. In addition, Nintendo revised its full-year forecast, and now expects to sell about 19 million Switch units. Previously, it had been estimated to sell as many as 21 million units.
Nintendo has also shared updated sales numbers for its first-party Switch games. The 10 best-selling first-party Switch games are:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 48.41 million
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 40.17 million
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 29.53 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 27.79 million
- Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 25.37 million
- Super Mario Odyssey – 24.40 million
- Super Mario Party – 18.35 million
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Pokemon Shining Pearl – 14.92 million
- Ring Fit Adventure – 14.87 million
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 14.81 million
During the first half of its fiscal year, the company released Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Kirby and the Forgotten Land 2. In addition, the company announced a joint venture with Japanese publishing company DeNA and restructured its operations in Europe.