Nintendo has announced that over 15 million Switch and Switch Lite units have been sold in North America since the Switch’s initial launch in March 2017. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Switch has been the best-selling console in the US for the last 10 months in a row.
“As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favorite games whenever and wherever they like,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America President. “And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games.”
Helping boost those console sales are 14 best-selling Nintendo Switch games that have each surpassed one million units sold, including four that have sold more than six million copies: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Successful non-Nintendo games include Fortnite, Minecraft, Stardew Valley, and Cuphead.
Nintendo still has several big name titles coming later this year, including Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Oct. 31) and the latest installment in the always best-selling Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sword and Shield (Nov. 15).
The Nintendo Switch is available for $299.99 as a two-in-one home and handheld console. A slightly smaller, handheld only version, the Switch Lite, released earlier this year for $199.99.