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Nintendo Switch Turns 2, Here Are Some Sales Figures

Nintendo Switch Turns 2, Here Are Some Sales Figures - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 March 2019 / 5,633 Views

The Nintendo Switch turned two years old over the weekend. The hybrid console released worldwide on March 3, 2017. 

The Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 31.15 million units worldwide as of February 9, 2019. Looking at the regional breakdown, it has sold 10.92 million units in the US, 8.28 million units in Europe and 7.39 million units in Japan.

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling games on the Switch as of December 31, 2018, according to figures from Nintendo

10th. Kirby Star Allies - 2.42 Million

9th. Mario Tennis Aces - 2.53 Million

8th. 1-2-Switch 2.83 Million

7th. Super Mario Party - 5.30 Million

6th. Splatoon 2 - 8.27 Million

5th. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! And Eevee! - 10.00 Million

4th. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 11.68 Million

3rd. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 12.08 Million

2nd. Super Mario Odyssey - 13.76 Million

1st. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 15.02 Million


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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20 Comments
MasonADC (on 04 March 2019)

These software sales are amazing.

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PAOerfulone (on 04 March 2019)

By the time the Switch turns 6, the entire top 10 will be over 10 million.

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Bofferbrauer2 PAOerfulone (on 04 March 2019)

At this rate and considering what they have already announced, it can possibly already be the case when it turns 4.

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PAOerfulone PAOerfulone (on 04 March 2019)

In addition to the ones they have now, we can add Splatoon 2, Pokemon Sword/Shield, and Animal Crossing as guarantees. I also think Mario Maker 2 and Super Mario Party will both get to that mark. That makes 10 right there, and it could even happen before its 3rd birthday next year depending on how good the legs of Mario Maker and Mario Party are and how strong the launches of Pokemon and Animal Crossing are.

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OTBWY PAOerfulone (on 05 March 2019)

We can already count on Animal Crossing and Pokemon. Maybe Mario Maker 2 will be a 10m seller. I have faith.

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 04 March 2019)

The top 6 are the really impressive titles. Those bottom 3 are going to be knocked out of top 10 by the end of the year. Hard to say about Mario Party. It might hold onto the top 10 for a while.

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KLAMarine (on 04 March 2019)

Oh how I loathe 1-2 Switch. People, please stop buying it.

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kenjab (on 05 March 2019)

So in just 2 years, the Switch has as many 10M selling games as the PS2 had in it's lifetime. Pretty crazy.

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spurgeonryan (on 07 March 2019)

So many things that failed on the Wii U or even the Wii have done well on the Switch. Interesting.

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Mar1217 (on 05 March 2019)

Even if it's for the first half of the year I'm glad to see Kirby in that Top 10 :D

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Ljink96 (on 05 March 2019)

Wow, Nintendo's games are killing it. But man, Mario Party really has surprised me with its sales.

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Lryu222 (on 04 March 2019)

I wonder if Smash might be close to 15M by the end of fiscal year (march 31).

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peachbuggy (on 04 March 2019)

Beast!

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Signalstar (on 04 March 2019)
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