Nintendo Switch sales exploded in 2020. The console, which has reached a sales threshold of 80 million, is expected to surpass PSP, Game Boy Advance and PS3 in the coming months.
Nintendo’s successful game console Switch continues to sell like cheese. Taking the wind of the pandemic behind it, the console has finally surpassed the 80 million sales threshold. Nintendo announced that the Switch had more than 27 million sales in 2020 alone.
Sold 36% more Switches than in 2019
According to the figures announced by Nintendo at the investors meeting, the total sales figure of Switch was 79.87 million as of December 31, 2020. In the last quarter of 2020, a total of 11.57 million sales were made. There is a 7% increase compared to the same period of the previous year. For the total of 2020, 36% more Switch sales were made compared to 2019 (20 million were sold in 2019).
Nintendo Switch was actually achieving very good sales figures before the pandemic. Switch, for example, managed to outpace the Xbox One’s total sales in less than three years. However, now, with the effect of the pandemic, sales have started to exceed expectations. Nintendo decided to increase its production speed significantly last year to respond to this growing interest.
The Switch is currently outpacing another successful Nintend console, 3DS. It’s also just behind the PSP, Game Boy Advance and PlayStation 3. The Switch is expected to surpass the 100 million sales threshold in 2021, surpassing the Wii and the original PlayStation, and becoming one of the 5 most successful consoles in history.
Best selling Switch games (distributed by Nintendo)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 33.41 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 31.18 million
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 22.85 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 21.45 million
Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 20.35 million
Super Mario Odyssey – 20.23 million
Super Mario Party – 13.82 million
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.00 million
Splatoon 2 – 11.90 million
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 9.82 million
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 9.13 million
Ring Fit Adventure – 8.68 million
Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 8.32 million
Paper Mario: The Origami King – 3.05 million
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2.62 million
The Nintendo Switch has sold in 79.87m units after 46 months on the market.
Here is how it compares to other consoles when launch aligned.
In the same time frame, the PS4 was around ~67m and the PS2 was around ~69.5m. The Wii was just under 75m. pic.twitter.com/ox3NQy8Ye4
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 1, 2021