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Nintendo Switch US Sales Alone Have Surpassed Wii U's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch US Sales Alone Have Surpassed Wii U's Lifetime Sales

The Nintendo Switch is continuing its hot streak of huge sales and surpassing milestones, with the most recent being that the system (this includes both the base Nintendo Switch and the revision Nintendo Switch Lite) has sold a total of 15 million units in the US.

For perspective, the US sales have now surpassed the Wii U’s lifetime global sales of roughly 13.5 million units. That’s not all, as the Nintendo Switch has also been the best-selling console in the US for 10 consecutive months, toppling even Sony’s juggernaut home console PlayStation 4.

This is likely down to the steady release of critically acclaimed AAA exclusives throughout the year, such as Super Mario Maker 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses alongside the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper handheld-only alternative to the hybrid system.

Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser stated in a press release “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.” He goes on to discuss a few upcoming titles, mentioning Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield along with the more niche Ring Fit Adventure.

So far upto 14 Nintendo Switch titles have sold one million units in North America, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Super Smash. Bros Ultimate all selling over six million units.

The next big Nintendo Switch exclusive is Luigi’s Mansion 3, which is set for release on 31st October.

Francis Kenna

Francis Kenna

Staff Writer

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dominoid - 07:31pm, 20th October 2019

That's a sad fact to read, but it does mean now is a great time to pick up all the Wii U games I never got round to playing!

franjaff - 10:15pm, 20th October 2019 Author

Nintendo just need to port 3D World and The Wonderful 101 so I can finally put mine away to collect dust in the garage.