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The Nintendo Switch Has Officially Crossed Over 140 Million Units Sold


Nintendo just released its financial results for its most recent fiscal year ending March 31st, 2023, and the company has reached a pretty impressive milestone with its current-generation hardware.

Nintendo’s console is still going strong after the company’s previous report saw the Switch confirmed as the best-selling video game console of all time in Japan, but now it’s finally crossed over 140 million units sold worldwide – reaching 141.32 million as of March 31st, 2024.

The Switch still has some stiff competition if it wants to break the biggest records, with this new number still a fair bit shy of the Nintendo DS’s 154 million and the PS2’s 155 million lifetime sales, but it’s far and away a huge success story for the console.

And to top it all off, Nintendo’s president, Shuntaro Furukawa, has also finally acknowledged that the company has new hardware to announce soon – promising it’ll happen within this financial year (before March 2025).

On the software side of things, total software sales for Switch have reached an astounding 1.2 billion units overall which is a massive lead on even the DS. As far as first-party releases go the usual suspects are still in their positions since the last report, with fairly incremental improvements. Princess Peach: Showtime! has entered the million-seller charts with a respectable 1.22 million copies moved in its first week or so on sale (it launched on March 22nd and the reporting ends on March 31st).

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Here’s how the top 10 stand now:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 61.97 million (up from 60.58m)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 45.36 million (up from 44.79m)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 34.22 million (up from 33.67m)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 31.85 million (up from 31.61m)
  • Super Mario Odyssey – 27.96 million (up from 27.65m)
  • Pokémon Sword/Shield – 26.27 million (was 26.02m)
  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – 24.92 million (up from 24.36m)
  • Super Mario Party – 20.66 million (up from 20.34m)
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 20.61 million (up from 20.28m)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 17.45 million (up from 17.2m)