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Switch Shipments Reach 41.67 Million Units as of September 30, Link’s Awakening Sells 3.13 Million Units

Switch Shipments Reach 41.67 Million Units as of September 30, Link’s Awakening Sells 3.13 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2019 / 2,993 Views

Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS through September 30, 2019. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 41.67 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS hit 75.45 million units shipped. As for lifetime software 246.01 million Switch games have been shipped and 380.72 million 3DS games. 

For the quarter Nintendo shipped 4.8 million million Switch units and 35.88 million Switch games, as well as 0.17 million 3DS units and 1.12 million 3DS games. 

Nintendo forecasts it will ship 18 million Switch units in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, which hasn't changed from the previous forecast.  

Here are the top 10 best-selling Switch first-party titles:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.01 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 15.71 million
  3. Super Mario Odyssey – 15.38 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.54 million
  5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.28 million
  6. Splatoon 2 – 9.28 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 7.59 million
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.59 million
  9. Super Mario Maker 2 – 3.93 million
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 3.13 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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OTBWY (on 31 October 2019)

Spectacular numbers. Also super happy to see BotW Switch version driving towards 15 million on its own. Truly remarkable how well it does.

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Chicho (on 31 October 2019)

So 1-2 switch is no longer on the top 10

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avanzo85 (on 31 October 2019)

To be honest, I expected more impressive numbers from Super Mario Maker 2

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NathanSSSS (on 31 October 2019)

June 30 in the title is mindblowing

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