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Nintendo Has Sold Nearly 93 Million Switch Consoles But We May See Stock Shortages This Christmas

Nintendo has released its latest earnings report (thanks Gematsu!), highlighting their hardware and software sales for the previous financial quarter.

Notably, the Switch console has sold a total of 92.87 million units of Switch hardware worldwide since release, approaching the Wii which sold over 101 million units in its lifetime.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also reached a sales milestone, selling 38.74 million units and crowning it the best-selling entry in the series above Mario Kart Wii.

The top ten lifetime sales for Nintendo Switch software is below:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 22.64 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 16.48 million
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.83 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million
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Looking to the future though, Nintendo has confirmed that it’s cutting its annual console shipment forecast from 25.5 million units to 24 million, citing pandemic-related impacts such as global semiconductor shortages.

The report states:

“In regard to business risk, the extended impact of both COVID-19 and the global semiconductor shortage creates a state of continued uncertainty, with the possibility of future impact on production and shipping. While these and other unforeseen risks exist, we continue to take all necessary measures in conducting business.”

This means that we may likely see less Switches on shelves this Christmas, which isn’t a surprise given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer electronics across the board.