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Nintendo Switch Has Reportedly Now Outsold the Nintendo 64 in Lifetime Sales

The Switch has seemingly passed another major milestone recently now outselling the N64.

April 22, 2019

After surpassing the Wii U and GameCube in terms of lifetime sales, it was only a matter of time until the Switch surpassed that of the Nintendo 64, the next major console that the Switch was within reach of passing. Now, in light of some potential new sales figures, it seems that the Switch has officially eclipsed the classic console.

According to VGChartz, the Switch sold a little more than 200 thousand units for the week ending on April 6, 2019, earlier this month. As a result, this final push helped bring the Switch’s new lifetime sales to 33.15 million units and in the process passed the lifetime sales of the N64, which sits at 32.93 million.

This is even more impressive when you consider that the Switch was able to accomplish this feat a little more than two years after initially releasing. The N64, by comparison, had a lifespan that lasted 6 years in total. The next console that the Switch could pass in terms of sales would be that of the SNES, which sits at 49.1 million.

It’s worth noting that none of these numbers are official just yet and are based on estimates from VGChartz at the moment. Still, considering the last official numbers from Nintendo that were revealed at the end of January had the Switch less than a million units behind the N64, there’s no doubt that it has since surpassed the latter console over the past few months.

We should have some more specific current Switch shipping totals from Nintendo here in the coming days as the company’s fiscal year earnings are set to be released on Thursday, April 25.

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