Switch sales steamroll past Wii U

Nintendo boasts remarkable success in its Third Quarter Results.


It’s official – sales for the Nintendo Switch have surpassed the lifetime sales of its troubled sibling Wii U. During the last quarter, Nintendo sold 7.42 million Switch consoles, bringing the worldwide total to a very healthy 14.86 million consoles sold. The Wii U sold 13.5 million consoles during its lifetime, meaning the Switch has already cleared that benchmark by more than one million. For comparison’s sake, the PS4 sold a total of 18.5 million consoles within its first year on the market, so the Switch is well on its way to matching that lofty achievement – lovely stuff!

Nintendo Switch software sales are also showing promising results, with the company selling 47.1 million copies within the financial year and a total of 52.57 million since launch. Nintendo expects its software sales to reach 53 million by the end of the financial year.

Here are the top selling Switch games to date:

Super Mario Odyssey – 9.07 million units
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7.33 million units
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 6.7 million units
Splatoon 2 – 4.91 million units
1-2-Switch – 1.88 million units
ARMS – 1.61 million units
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 1.06 million units

All in all a great showing from Nintendo¬†– here’s hoping they keep up such incredible momentum in 2018!