According to VGChartz, recent numbers indicate that the Nintendo Switch has now surpassed 1994’s PS1 in lifetime sales. Let’s take a look at the figures:
- Total Lifetime Sales for PlayStation: 102.5 million units
- Total Lifetime Sales for the Nintendo Switch: 102.81 million units
The scales finally tipped during the week of 1/15/2022, where the Switch sold 341,662 units. It is also important to note that these numbers encompass all forms of the Switch, including the Lite and the new OLED model. The top three countries for sales are no surprise with the Unites States at 34.67 million units, 27.22 in Europe, and 23.43 in Japan.
Many know that Nintendo first-party games help sell the console. So, what are some money makers for the Switch? As of September 30th, 2021, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still the top selling game with 38.74 million units, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons then Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Where does this place the Switch in the big picture now? It currently stands 5th for consoles in lifetime sales. The next milestone to hit is 116.58 million units–and this 4th place title is held by the PlayStation 4.
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