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Switch Shipments Reach 68.3 Million Units as of September 30, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sells 5.21 Million

Switch Shipments Reach 68.3 Million Units as of September 30, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sells 5.21 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 January 2021 / 3,138 Views

Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS through September 30, 2020. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 68.30 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS hit 75.94 million units shipped. As for lifetime software 456.49 million Switch games have been shipped and 385.12 million 3DS games. 

For the quarter Nintendo shipped 6.86 million Switch units and 49.81 million Switch games. For the last quarter of the 3DS, Nintendo shipped 0.07 million units of the handheld.

Nintendo previously forecasted it will ship 19 million Switch units in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. However, this has now been increased to 24 million units.

Nintendo reported net sales of ¥769.52 billion, operating income of ¥291.42 billion, and ordinary profit of ¥297.50 billion.

Switch Shipments Reach 68.3 Million Units as of June 30, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sells 5.21 Million

Breaking down Switch shipment figures for April 2020 through September 2020 by region:

  • Japan - 2.73 million
  • Americas - 4.46 million
  • Europe - 3.31 million
  • Other - 2.04 million

Breaking down lifetime Switch shipment figures by region:

  • Japan - 16.17 million
  • Americas - 26.58 million
  • Europe - 17.71 million
  • Other - 7.81 million

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

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 28.99 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 26.04 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 21.10 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 19.74 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 19.02 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 18.99 million
  7. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 12.49 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 12.10 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 11.27 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 8.32 million
Nintendo also shared the sales figures of more games:
  1. Ring Fit Adventure – 5.84 million
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 5.21 million (released September 18)
  3. Paper Mario: The Origami King – 2.82 million (released July 17)
  4. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 1.81 million
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 7.83 million
  6. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – 1.40 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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Original (on 05 November 2020)

Super smash Bros ultimate is the first fighting game video games history to sell 21 million

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Kakadu18 Original (on 05 November 2020)

It was already the first one to sell 20 million.

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Original (on 05 November 2020)

Did Mario 3d all Stars just sold 5.21 million in 12 days !!!!!!

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 05 November 2020)

I think the breakdown by region you got there is for the whole fiscal year and not just the quarter.
Really strong numbers here. Their FY prediction is definitely still too low though.

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siebensus4 (on 05 November 2020)

Animal Crossing is on track to outsell Mario Kart 8 Deluxe lifetime. I would have never expected this... Both are on track to outsell Mario Kart Wii (35.98M).

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Original siebensus4 (on 06 November 2020)

No , Mario kart Wii sold 37.38 million

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imparanoic (on 05 November 2020)

will nintendo release a switch pro as stopgap/3rd iteration portable console, or could it be a home consolised (no screen) switch with pro controller as standard during 2021, which they done for the 3ds, ds and gameboy advance, presumably the next gen sucessor will be around 2023 and i am wondering if they still be using nvida system on a chip (maybe even tegra xavier) which make sense due to backward compatibilty.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 05 November 2020)

Wow. Is animal crossing really going to be the best selling game for the switch? It might pass mario kart up by the holiday. It was always a fun series. But I guess this is what happens when a series goes from being kind of niche to mainstream. I would have expected better sales than the 3ds game. But not 2× or more.

Also, almost every game in the top 10 over 10 million units.

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