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Switch Shipments Reach 92.87 Million Units as of September 30

Switch Shipments Reach 92.87 Million Units as of September 30 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 November 2021 / 3,026 Views

Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Nintendo Switch through September 30, 2021. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 92.87 million units, while 681.00 million Switch games have been shipped lifetime.

For the quarter Nintendo shipped 3.83 million Switch units and 48.60 million Switch games. The Switch hardware breaks down to 1.46 million units shipped in the Americas, 0.94 million units in Europe, 0.87 million in Japan, and 0.57 million in the rest of the world. 

Shipment figures for the regular Nintendo Switch for the six month period ending September 30, 2021 decreased 22.8 percent to 6.45 million, while Switch Lite shipment figures dropped 56.4 percent to 1.82 million. 

The regular Nintendo switch model accounts for 76.34 million units of the 92.87 million Switch consoles shipped worldwide. The Switch lite accounts for the remaining 16.53 million units.

Nintendo has lowered its forecast for the quarter ending March 31, 2022 to 24.00 million Switch consoles due to the chip shortages. That would mean 15.72 million Switch consoles are expected to be shipped for the second half of the fiscal year. This is down slightly from the 16.30 million consoles shipped in the six month period of the prior year.

Nintendo for the six month period reported net sales were down 18.9 percent to ¥624.27 billion ($5.49 billion) and an operating profit down 24.5 percent to ¥219.96 ($1.94 billion).

Switch Shipments Reach 92.87 Million Units as of September 30

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

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 22.64 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 16.48 million
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.83 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million
Nintendo also shared the sales figures of more games:
  1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 7.45 million
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.6 million (New)
  3. New Pokemon Snap – 2.19 million (New)
  4. Mario Golf: Super Rush – 1.94 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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siebensus4 (on 04 November 2021)

Breath of the Wild sold 3 times more than the previous most successful Zelda games Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. The same goes for Animal Crossing. Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario Party double the sales of the previous most successful entry in their series. Wow. I somehow feel that these record sales will stand for quite a while...

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Torpoleon siebensus4 (on 04 November 2021)

Not to mention that Pokemon is the highest it has been in 20 years (and LGPE are poised to be the best selling remakes or maybe even BDSP). Also, Odyssey is the highest selling 3D Mario and Splatoon 2 is more than double Splatoon 1.

These records will definitely stand for a while, but records are meant to be broken eventually!

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xMetroid siebensus4 (on 05 November 2021)

That's why i think they should build on the Switch system and not start over. I could see them releasing a Switch Pro next year and have it share the library with the OG for a year or two before getting exclusives.

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deerox (on 04 November 2021)

Ring Fit Adventure sold 995k this quarter.
Amazing how that game continues to sell almost a million every quarter.

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Jumpin deerox (on 04 November 2021)

It’s Switch’s biggest sleeper hit. Looks like it will cross 15 million easily, maybe 18 million by 2023.

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sboy11es (on 04 November 2021)

Q3 will be so great!! OLED and Xmas, but the stock problems will perssist, hopefully this doesn't affect sales

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deerox (on 04 November 2021)

Miitopia: 1.37 million
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe: 11.48 million

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2zosteven (on 04 November 2021)

amazing sales numbers in top 10, all first party to boot.

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Kakadu18 2zosteven (on 04 November 2021)

I think that if we got total numbers for Minecraft on Switch it would be in the top 10.

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NextGen_Gamer 2zosteven (on 04 November 2021)

This is Nintendo's list, so it is only Nintendo's games. I think both Minecraft and Monster Hunter Rise might be up there if it included third-party games.

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Apkopf NextGen_Gamer (on 04 November 2021)

I don't know about Minecraft but Monster Hunter Rise was at 7.5 mil in early October so still has a bit to go to get into the top 10

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sboy11es XtremeBG (on 04 November 2021)


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Kakadu18 halil23 (on 06 November 2021)

Wdym? Animal Crossing is great.

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Kakadu18 halil23 (on 14 November 2021)

You're weird.

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