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Nintendo has updated its worldwide sales figures for the Nintendo Switch, and it seems the console is still going strong.

The numbers tallied up by Nintendo were counted on March 31st, 2018, meaning that these figures are a close approximation of the Switch’s sales one year into the console’s lifespan (plus a few weeks). According to the updated figure, the Nintendo Switch has sold 17.79 million units worldwide, and players have bought 68.97 million games.

These numbers show what a huge head start the Switch has over the Wii U, which is currently sitting at just 13.56 million units sold over its entire lifetime. However, the Switch will need a few more years before it can begin to come close to the sales of the original Wii, which sold 101.63 million units over its lifetime.

Nintendo’s sales numbers include all past Nintendo consoles, stretching all the way back to the original NES. It seems that there’s a trend of handheld consoles selling much better than home system, with the Game Boy selling 118 million units to the Nintendo 54’s 32, the Game Boy Advance selling 81 million units to the GameCube’s 21, and the original Nintendo DS selling 154 million units to outshine even the Wii. Currently, the Nintendo 3DS—which has run strong alongside both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch—has sold 72.53 million units.

The numbers reveal a few major milestones for Nintendo Switch games as well. Mario’s latest adventure has sold 10.41 million copies, meaning that more than half of people who own a Switch also own Super Mario Odyssey. This makes the game the best-selling Switch title currently. While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t quite reached that height, selling 8.48 million copies on the Switch and another million on the Wii U, it’s now earned the title of the best-selling Zelda game. Splatoon 2 has surpassed the original Splatoon with 6.02 million copies sold, and a newer release, Kirby Star Allies, has cleared the 1 million sales mark.

The full report can be found on Nintendo’s investor relations page.

Source: Nintendo

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By Emma Schaefer | 04/26/2018 02:00 PM PT

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Nintendo has updated its worldwide sales figures for the Nintendo Switch, and it seems the console is still going strong.

The numbers tallied up by Nintendo were counted on March 31st, 2018, meaning that these figures are a close approximation of the Switch’s sales one year into the console’s lifespan (plus a few weeks). According to the updated figure, the Nintendo Switch has sold 17.79 million units worldwide, and players have bought 68.97 million games.

These numbers show what a huge head start the Switch has over the Wii U, which is currently sitting at just 13.56 million units sold over its entire lifetime. However, the Switch will need a few more years before it can begin to come close to the sales of the original Wii, which sold 101.63 million units over its lifetime.

Nintendo’s sales numbers include all past Nintendo consoles, stretching all the way back to the original NES. It seems that there’s a trend of handheld consoles selling much better than home system, with the Game Boy selling 118 million units to the Nintendo 54’s 32, the Game Boy Advance selling 81 million units to the GameCube’s 21, and the original Nintendo DS selling 154 million units to outshine even the Wii. Currently, the Nintendo 3DS—which has run strong alongside both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch—has sold 72.53 million units.

The numbers reveal a few major milestones for Nintendo Switch games as well. Mario’s latest adventure has sold 10.41 million copies, meaning that more than half of people who own a Switch also own Super Mario Odyssey. This makes the game the best-selling Switch title currently. While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t quite reached that height, selling 8.48 million copies on the Switch and another million on the Wii U, it’s now earned the title of the best-selling Zelda game. Splatoon 2 has surpassed the original Splatoon with 6.02 million copies sold, and a newer release, Kirby Star Allies, has cleared the 1 million sales mark.

The full report can be found on Nintendo’s investor relations page.

Source: Nintendo

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM