Nintendo Switch is already the ninth best-selling console in history

Nintendo Switch is already the ninth best-selling

There is more than one reason to believe that the Nintendo Switch is one of the best consoles. It is the family console par excellence. Nintendo has just updated the sales of the console and figures for its video games, and it is clear to us that it is unstoppable. It is already the ninth best-selling console in history.

Nintendo Switch was launched in 2017 and since then its reception has been more than positive. According to Nintendo, 2020 has been the most profitable year for the company, and sales have probably been driven by the pandemic (with a ton of people stuck at home with nothing better to do than play video games).

Nintendo published its most recent financials, covering the period between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, the company not only experienced a 34.4% increase in sales and an 85.7% increase in Net earnings, its Nintendo Switch also reached the figure of 84.59 million consoles sold and 587.12 million video games sold since its launch. 

With almost 85 million Switch consoles sold, it is already one of the 10 best-selling platforms in history worldwide, surpassing the Game Boy Advance. According to VGChartz, it is below the Xbox 360 (with 85.80 million consoles sold) and the PS3 (with 87.41 million consoles sold). The Wii, for example, is the sixth best-selling console in history with 101 million units sold.

This year alone the company had 36 games selling one million copies, and 22 of them were from Nintendo, according to Kotaku. The ones that generated the most sales in recent months have been Animal Crossing: New Horizons with 20.85 million copies sold, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 10.62 million copies, while Super Mario 3D All-Stars sold 9.01 million and  Ring Fit Adventure 7.38 million copies.

Nintendo is unstoppable, but due to Covid-19 the company also fears that the virus will spoil the production and supply of its products will be hampered in the near future, although it assures that it will continue to take the necessary measures so that nothing or no one prevents them. users continue to enjoy their console experience.