Nintendo released their sales data through September 30, right before October, and have revealed that through September 30 they have sold 7.63 million units of the Switch worldwide. This is almost double as many Nintendo Wii consoles which were sold during its tumultuous lifetime. 1.95 units were sold in Japan, 3.11 million in the Americas, with the rest of the 2.56 units scattered across different regions.

Here is how the Switch compares to other Nintendo consoles and handhelds alike.

Device Hardware Unit Sales (in Millions) Software Unit Sales (In Millions)
Switch 7.63 27.48
Nintendo 3DS 68.98 343.07
Wii U 13.56 100.85
Wii 101.63 919.07
Nintendo DS 154.02 948.59

As of September 30, these were the highest level Switch titles worldwide.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 4.70 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 4.42 million
  3. Splatoon 2: 3.61 million
  4. 1-2-Switch: 1.37 million
  5. ARMS: 1.35 million

This is quite impressive, and the holidays haven’t even come into full swing yet. Just wait until Super Mario Galaxy and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are included in these numbers! That’s not to mention all of the late adopters who will be picking up Zelda, Mario Kart 8 DeluxeSplatoon, and a myriad of other Nintendo Switch Games.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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