Friday, September 17th, 2021

Despite facing a year-on-year decline, Switch hardware sales reached 89 million


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Nintendo’s latest financial report confirms that the total hardware sales of Nintendo Switch have reached 89.04 million units.

The system sold a total of 4.45 million units in the first quarter (April to June) to help it approach the 90 million unit milestone, although sales are currently down year-on-year. Nintendo said that hardware sales were driven by the “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” released in March 2020 in the first quarter of last year, but there was no similar killer app this year, and sales fell by 21.7%.

The following table shows the sales of Nintendo’s home game console hardware as of June 30, 2021.

comfort Hardware sales (million) Software sales (million)
Wii 101.63 921.85
Nintendo Switch 89.04 632.40
New energy system 61.91 500.01
SNES 49.10 379.06
Nintendo 64 32.93 224.97
Game cube 21.74 208.57
Game console 13.56 103.39

The sales of 4.45 million units are pushing the Switch’s life cycle numbers closer and closer to the Wii, which sold 101.63 million units before it was discontinued. Since then, only the Game Boy series (118.69 million) and the Nintendo DS series (154.02 million) have hindered the Switch’s struggle to become the best-selling game console in Nintendo’s history.

Can Switch surpass these systems, or do you want to see a slowdown in sales? Post your opinion in the comments.