Nintendo Switch Sales Cross 50 Million, Pokemon Sword and Shield Sales Pass 16 Million
Nintendo has revealed that, as of December 31, 2019, Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con – HAC 001 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)$314.97on Amazon hardware unit sales have reached 52.48 million and that Pokemon Sword and Shield unit sales have reached 16.06 million.These sales figures were given in Nintendo’s latest earnings release and also confirmed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 22.96 million units, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 17.68 million units, Super Mario Odyssey has sold 16.59 million units, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 16.34 million units.Furthermore, Pokemon Sword and Shield’s sales since its launch in November 2019 are already closing in on the lifetime sales of both Pokemon Sun & Moon (16.18 million) and Pokemon X & Y (16.44 million).Luigi’s Mansion 3, which launched on Halloween of 2019, has sold 5.37 million units.Nintendo Switch Passes Super Nintendo in Lifetime SalesTo further breakdown the sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo showed that the original Switch model made up 47.3 million units of the 52.48 million, while the Nintendo Switch Lite accounted for 5.19 million units sold.Nintendo, during this last quarter, sold over 10.8 million Nintendo Switch units, and this helped in its decision to change its forecast for Switch units sold from 18 million to 19.5 million for this financial year.Nintendo Switch sales reaching 50 million also means that it has officially passed the Super Nintendo, which sold 49.10 million units in its lifetime.IGN’s Top 25 Nintendo Switch GamesNintendo’s consolidated net sales through its third quarter for its 2020 fiscal year have reached $3.8 billion, which is a slight increase from last year’s $3.7 billion through the same time frame.Sales outside of Japan, through Nintendo’s third quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, accounted for 77.8% of the total, a small increase from last year’s 77.7%.Digital sales accounted for 28.6% of total sales, an over 5% jump from last year’s 21.8%.Sales Updates for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, and MoreTo round out the game sales, Super Mario Maker 2 has sold 5.04 million units, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has sold 4.19 million units, Super Mario Party has reached 9.12 million units, Fire Emblem: Three Houses sold 2.58 million units, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is at 5.85 million units, Ring Fit Adventure has sold 2.17 million units, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are at 11.76 million units, Splatoon 2 is at 9.81 million units, Astral Chain sold 1.03 million units, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has sold 1.02 million units.Nintendo 3DS hardware sales saw a 73% decrease year-over-year, only selling 620,000 units, while 3DS software sales also dropped 63% with 4.1 million units sold.Nintendo gave a look forward and briefly discussed its launch schedule, and while its listed Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it currently says their dates are TBA.The only titles with a 2020 release date are Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Bravely Default II, and two Famicom Tantei Club titles (Japan).
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