With 103.54 million units sold since its release and all models combined, the Switch is now the home console of nintendo best-selling of all time. It thus beats the Wii which had ended its existence with an installed base of 101.63 million consoles.
Records are certainly made to be broken, not everyone starts with the same chances of success. Who can go and tickle the game consoles that have managed to sell more than 100 million copies each, if not other anomalies in the environment?
On the side of Nintendo, the success of the Switch can always be combined with the present, it was only a matter of time before the score of the Wii is reached, then exceeded. On this Thursday, February 3, 2022, the manufacturer issued its latest financial results to date. And it turns out that the Switch has moved up a rank.
Global sales: Switch overtook Wii, but trails PS4 and PS2
Nintendo communicated on 103.54 million Switches sold as of December 31, 2021. In the last quarter of 2021, the machine therefore sold more than 10 million units. And if, over the first nine times of the fiscal year, Nintendo recorded a drop of 21.4% compared to the previous year, thus selling “only” 18.95 million consoles, the excuses put forward are strong. valid.
The manufacturer thus highlighted the monster success ofAnimal Crossing: New Horizons the previous year, which was difficult to reproduce afterwards, as well as the shortage of semiconductors, limiting the number of Switches that could be marketed.
But the news that we will surely remember more than all the others is that of a Switch now being the best-selling home console in Nintendo history. So far, the Wii held this title with its 101.63 million sales. It should be noted that it is the standard model that was adopted in the majority (62%), ahead of the Lite (21%) and OLED (16.7%) versions.
Next expected goals, break the record of the PlayStation 4 (116.6 million) and, possibly, that of the almighty PlayStation 2 (155 million). Knowing that the next Zelda will likely sell consoles, the Switch has probably not finished its ascent.