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Nintendo Switch Sales Top 60 Million Units Sold Worldwide

Nintendo Switch Sales Top 60 Million Units Sold Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2020 / 6,051 Views

Nintendo's hybrid video game console, the Nintendo Switch, has surpassed 60 million units sold to consumers worldwide, according to VGChartz estimates.

The Nintendo Switch reached the milestone for the week ending July 18, 2020. The console sold 379,560 units to bring its lifetime sales to 60,025,435 units.

It has taken the Nintendo Switch 41 months to sell 60 million units worldwide. Comparing this rival consoles, it took the PlayStation 4 a total of 44 months to reach the milestone, while the Xbox One has yet to sell 50 million units worldwide. It did take the PlayStation 3 62 months and the Xbox 360 74 months.

Comparing Switch sales to other platforms by Nintendo, it took the Wii 38 months to sell 60 million units worldwide, the DS 38 months, and the 3DS 68 months.

Nintendo Switch Sales Top 60 Million Units Sold Worldwide

Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games worldwide, according to Nintendo's shipment figures through March 31, 2020:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 24.77 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 18.84 million
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 17.41 million
  4. Super Mario Odyssey – 17.41 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 17.37 million
  6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.97 million
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 11.77 million (first 11 days) / 13.41 million (first six weeks)
  8. Splatoon 2 – 10.13 million
  9. Super Mario Party – 10.10 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 6.60 million

The Nintendo Switch launched on Mach 3, 2017. The handheld only version, the Nintendo Switch Lite, launched on September 20, 2019.


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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25 Comments

SKMBlake (on 23 July 2020)

And people still 'd be like "It won't reach 100 million"

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PAOerfulone (on 23 July 2020)

Chalk another milestone on its list! Next up, the NES!

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SanAndreasX (on 23 July 2020)

After that, the 3DS, and then the 7th gen HD twins.

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PAOerfulone (on 23 July 2020)

Not quite yet. PSP and GBA come before the HD twins.

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SanAndreasX (on 23 July 2020)

Yeah, forgot about GBA and PSP, but the HD twins would follow shortly thereafter, as three of those platforms sold low-to-mid 80Ms while PS3 was low-upper 80s. Regardless, I'm enjoying this. Switch has been my favorite system of this gen, maybe of all time, and I hope to see articles within a year or two where Switch is nipping at the heels of the Wii and the PS1.

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javi741 (on 23 July 2020)

Man I remember in 2016 people swore the NX would fail and Nintendo would become 3rd Party lmaooo.

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hunter_alien (on 24 July 2020)

Well in all fairness in 2016 we barely new anything about the Switch and they were still selling the WiiU, so there was no real reason to have a high level of confidence...

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SuperNintend0rk (on 24 July 2020)

True but Nintendo has had flops before and fully recovered from them so people should have given them more credit. Nobody said Sony was gonna go third party after the Vita even though it was just as big of a flop sales wise.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 23 July 2020)

It only took 3 years, four months, and 18 days since launch. That's a staggering level of growth!

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xMetroid (on 23 July 2020)

Will easily pass 70 millions before the year is over. Congrats !

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 23 July 2020)

Damn straight. Could very well be over 75 mil shipped by the end of year update.

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SanAndreasX (on 23 July 2020)

The 3DS is Switch's next target at 75M.

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aris4me (on 23 July 2020)

The beast is unstoppable!

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FarleyMcFirefly (on 23 July 2020)

Switch at 60% ultimate milestone!!!!

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Original (on 24 July 2020)

Nintendo switch just climbed 1 Million in 20 days!!

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Jumpin (on 26 July 2020)

A good start on its 3000 year journey to 100 billion sales.

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hunter_alien (on 24 July 2020)

I don't know guys, I'm fully expecting it to go down from here, and chances are, it will fall short of the 3DS. Just wait and see ;-) BotW2 will also be a 3 million seller TOPS!

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Spindel (on 24 July 2020)

Are we talking about the famous Cliff?

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hunter_alien (on 24 July 2020)

Exactly ;-) Make no mistake, not the Bleszinski, but THE CLIFF!

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Shiken (on 25 July 2020)

The only Cliff that the Switch will fall off of is the one created when the Switch 2 launches. 100 mil is a given at this point, and I am feeling closer to 130 mil lifetime.

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INCITATUSBR (on 23 July 2020)

it seems Nintendo can survive with its own games to make success...

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SanAndreasX (on 23 July 2020)

I've actually bought more Switch games than any other system, and while I have all the Nintendo standbys I have a lot of third party games as well, including Witcher 3.

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Kanemaru (on 24 July 2020)

Quite funny since they don't release any game and don't give 2 craps about anything. The most laughable ones are those who buy this console, however.

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Original (on 24 July 2020)

Covid 19 effects and what about Xenoblade remake, paper Mario, deadly premonition 2, animal crossing NH !!

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cycycychris (on 25 July 2020)

Kanemaru was moderated for this post

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