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Switch Shipments Reach 89.04 Million Units as of June 30

Switch Shipments Reach 89.04 Million Units as of June 30 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 August 2021 / 2,036 Views

Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Nintendo Switch through June 30, 2021. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 89.04 million units, while 632.40 million Switch games have been shipped lifetime.

For the quarter Nintendo shipped 4.45 million Switch units (-21.7% year-over-year) and 45.28 million Switch games. The Switch hardware breaks down to 1.59 million units shipped in the Americas, 1.16 million units in Japan, 1.08 million in Europe, and 0.62 million in the rest of the world. 

Shipment figures for the regular Nintendo Switch increases 8.3 percent to 3.31 million, while Switch Lite shipment figures dropped 56.7 percent to 1.14 million. 

Nintendo for the quarter reported net sales were down 9.9 percent to ¥322.65 billion ($2.94 billion) and an operating profit down 17.3 percent to ¥119.75 ($1.09 billion).

Switch Shipments Reach 89.04 Million Units as of June 30

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

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 37.08 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 33.89 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 24.77 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 23.20 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 21.85 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 21.40 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 15.72 million
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.57 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.45 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 11.26 million
Nintendo also shared the sales figures of more games:
  1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 6.68 million
  2. New Pokemon Snap – 2.07 million (New)
  3. Mario Golf: Super Rush – 1.34 million (New)
  4. Miitopia – 1.04 million (New)

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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22 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 05 August 2021)

So Ring Fit Adventure is officially the best selling non-Wii fitness game ever? Not bad, though we're never going to see Wii Fit numbers again for this kind of genre.

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Mnementh Darwinianevolution (on 05 August 2021)

Also RingFit is the best selling JRPG of the past years. :-)

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Ljink96 Mnementh (on 05 August 2021)

Well, second best. Pokémon of course being first.

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Mnementh Ljink96 (on 05 August 2021)

Right, forgot that...

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gtotheunit91 (on 05 August 2021)

Definitely time to start dropping the price on the base Switch and Lite by like $50 each. Especially with the "new" Switch OLED model coming out soon. Nintendo could ride the high of the Switch at launch price for only so long before it was going to start to drop in sales.

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trunkswd gtotheunit91 (on 05 August 2021)

Part of the drop could be due to Nintendo switching some production to the OLED model to have a decent amount ready for launch.

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ireadtabloids gtotheunit91 (on 05 August 2021)

I hope we finally see a price drop next year. I don’t have any confidence that Nintendo will drop prices this year when we’re still above 2019 numbers.

Even if a price drop was more clearly needed they would probably be scared about hurting the value of the OLED model.

Although to be honest the OLED model is already a little bit more expensive than I would have expected for what it is and I’d like to see that get a price cut next year as well.

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trunkswd ireadtabloids (on 05 August 2021)

With the OLED launching $50 above the standard Switch I don't see a price drop until October/November 2022.

My best guess for a price drop would be:
Switch OLED: $299
OG Switch: $249
Switch Lite: $179

That is if Nintendo doesn't drop the OG Switch model altogether with the OLED model replacing it at $299.

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ireadtabloids trunkswd (on 05 August 2021)

Haha maybe there’s still hope for steep price cuts of Switch models that can actually “switch”.

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SvenTheTurkey trunkswd (on 06 August 2021)

That's my thought. I could see the lite dropping next year, OG disappearing, and OLED taking the 300 slot. Maybe around the 1 year anniversary of the OLED/3 year anniversary of the lite. But definitely no price drops until the OG supply dries up.

But Nintendo knows price drops almost never increase sales enough to increase profits.

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Kakadu18 gtotheunit91 (on 05 August 2021)

They don't need a price drop. The OG Switch sold a bit more than last year. The hardware drop is only because of the Lite. Switch sales are fine.
Immediately cutting the price as soon as one quarter isn't up yoy doesn't make any sense anyway.

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JSG87 gtotheunit91 (on 06 August 2021)

Why drop the price of the hybrid? It's up compared to the same quarter last year. The Lite is where the sales disappeared.

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KratosLives (on 08 August 2021)

Please list me top 5 switch games to buy, excluding zelda.

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UnderwaterFunktown KratosLives (on 08 August 2021)

Well... alright.
SSBU, Super Mario Odyssey, Astral Chain, Tales of Vesperia and Dragon Quest XI.
And Metroid Dread when that comes out.

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KratosLives UnderwaterFunktown (on 08 August 2021)

Top 10

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DitchPlaya (on 05 August 2021)

Great news. But we also need to remember we are getting dangerously close to the cliff. Third-party sales are still weak and while its an improvement over the Wii, its hardly much considering it sold 100 million units.

Oh well, at least Nintendo won't be giving us the SwitchU this time!

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ireadtabloids DitchPlaya (on 05 August 2021)

There will probably be someone at the company that suggests considering the possibility of VR they should call it the Virtual Switch. But I’m hopeful that it gets a less disastrous name than the Wii U haha.

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INCITATUSBR DitchPlaya (on 05 August 2021)

third-parties will always be a problem for Nintendo, I think.
At this point, it seems the Switch will never launch games such GTA or COD...

about a new console, maybe in 2023?

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Kakadu18 INCITATUSBR (on 05 August 2021)

Not really a problem when they are able to make more profit than anyone else without these AAA third-party games like CoD.

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Kakadu18 DitchPlaya (on 05 August 2021)

Yeah, the cliff is coming. Of course.
Like you can't be serious? Right?

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DitchPlaya Kakadu18 (on 06 August 2021)

Cliff came with the Wii, remember how revolutionary that system was?

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Kakadu18 DitchPlaya (on 06 August 2021)

There are many many reasons for why the Wii had that 'cliff'. None of that is actually happening with the Switch. It didn't even have a price cut yet, is getting a new model has a better line up for 2022 than the Wii had even in 2010 and had one of the biggest Q1s in sales of any platform.

But it's down yoy, so the cliff is coming, suuuuure bud. Only the Lite is down anyway, the hybrid model is up yoy. In software it's down because last year at that time most people went into lockdown and bought more games than usual, that includes Animal Crossing. Outside of AC: NH software
was also up yoy.

Stop spouting
nonsense and trolling.

About the Wii being inovative, motion controlls are a big part of the Switch too. Look at RFA for example or Super Mario Party.

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