Nintendo Switch Outsells Game Boy Advance - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2021 / 4,415 Views
The Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA), according to VGChartz estimates.
The Switch sold 474,488 units for the week ending March 20, 2021 to bring its lifetime sales to 81.69 million units. This compares to the GBA with sales of 81.51 million units. The figure for the Switch includes the combined sales of the original Switch model and the Switch Lite.
Nintendo's hybrid console has now become the ninth best-selling video game platform of all time. Next up is the Xbox 360 at 85.80 million units, the PlayStation 3 at 87.4 million units, and the Nintendo Wii at 101.63 million units.
The Switch is 4.11 million units away from outselling the Xbox 360, 5.71 million units from the PlayStation 3, and 19.94 million units away from the Nintendo Wii.
Breaking down the sales of the Switch, it has sold 27.85 million units in the US, 21.37 million units in Europe, and 18.88 million units in Japan.
The Switch launched worldwide on March 3, 2017, while the PSP launched in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in Europe on September 1, 2005.
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 email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.