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Nintendo Switch Has Sold 125.62 Million Hardware Units

Only less than 29 million from the lifetime sales of Nintendo DS

Looks like Nintendo Switch isn’t slowing down yet as Nintendo has revealed in its latest financial results that its hybrid console has sold 125.62 units in worldwide lifetime sales as of March 31st, 2023. This means that Nintendo’s 2017 released platform is less than 29 million from surpassing the best-selling game console/handheld in the Nintendo DS’ 154.02 million all-time records.

The quarterly report reveals that Nintendo sold 3.07 million Switch consoles and 41.85 million software units in the first quarter of 2023. It’s not all good news as overall for the whole fiscal year Nintendo Switch hardware and software are down compared to the previous year; although sales of Nintendo Switch OLED consoles are almost 60 percent up. With this data Nintendo is thinking it will sell less this next fiscal year by forecasting it will sell 15 million Switch consoles and 180 million software units – a 15 to 16 percent decrease (for both hardware and software) from its actual sales.

As with every fiscal year report, we get updated sale numbers of Nintendo’s first-party titles for the system. Unsurprising, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains supreme at 53.79 million with an almost one-in-two attach rate for every Nintendo Switch console. You can check the sales of the top 10 selling first-party Nintendo Switch titles below.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 53.79 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 42.21 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 31.09 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 29.81 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 25.82 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 25.76 million
  7. Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet – 22.10 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 19.14 million
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 15.41 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 15.38 million

Additionally in the fiscal report, we got new sales figures for Nintendo’s most recently released first-party titles including Fire Emblem Engage (1.61 million), Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (1.46 million), and Metroid Prime Remastered (1.09 million). The Metroid figure is interesting as this figure is only the first month and some change in sales but the remastered version of the 2002 Gamecube classic is already the 9th best-selling entry in the series just a little behind the original’s sequels.