Nintendo has today released their latest batch of financials through the end of September 30, 2018, and in the process has revealed the latest data for both hardware and software sales.
In its first 18 months on the market, the Nintendo Switch has now sold 22.86 million units lifetime. This nearly doubles that of the Wii U and now has officially surpassed the GameCube, which in its lifespan sold 21.74 million units. The Switch remains on a fantastic trajectory and next is slated to surpass the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 64 which sold nearly 33 million units over its life.
In the realm of software, Super Mario Odyssey, which just celebrated its first-year anniversary, remains the best-selling game on Switch having sold 12.17 million copies. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the second best-selling title on the platform coming in at 11.71 million units while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild follows in third with 10.28 million units to date. This triumvirate of Nintendo-published titles having all surpassed the 10 million mark is incredibly impressive, especially when considering the consoles install size.
As for more recent releases, Nintendo has also reported that since its release earlier this year, Mario Tennis Aces has sold 2.16 million units. Other noteworthy 2018 games such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has now hit 1.67 million units while Kirby: Star Allies has hit 2.10 million.
All in all, the Switch’s ecosystem remains incredibly healthy and continues to be one of the best positions that the company has been at in quite some time. With another great lineup of games scheduled to release this holiday season, things should only continue to improve for Nintendo.