Nintendo Switch Sales Hit Big New Milestone

Plus, 14 Nintendo games have topped 1 million.


Nintendo's latest hardware has hit a new milestone, in part thanks to the launch of the new Switch Lite. The company announced that lifetime sales of both Switch models combined have hit 15 million units in North America since launch. The company also boasted that it's been the top-selling console for 10 months in a row, according to the NPD group.

So far, 14 first-party Nintendo Switch games have sold more than 1 million units, and four of those hit at least 6 million. Nintendo also says that the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set sales records for their respective franchises, both becoming the fastest-selling to date.

The Nintendo Switch launched its original console-handheld hybrid model in March 2017. In September, Nintendo added the Switch Lite model, which removes the console docking functionality, and it sells for a lower cost at $200.

As of July 30, Nintendo announced it had sold approximately 37 million Nintendo Switch units worldwide. As noted by financial analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, the Nintendo Switch hitting 15 million units in North America means its sales in this region alone have topped the Wii U lifetime sales worldwide.

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