Switch Console

The Nintendo Switch has reached a grand total of 61.44 million hardware sales, fast-approaching the legendary NES console - and quite possibly beating it.

Nintendo's latest financial earnings report is now in our hands, allowing us to compare the Switch's current lifetime sales to those of its predecessors. The table below shows Nintendo home console hardware sales correct as of June 2020.

Console Hardware Sales (Million) Software Sales (Million)
Wii 101.63 921.85
NES 61.91 500.01
Nintendo Switch 61.44 406.67
SNES 49.10 379.06
Nintendo 64 32.93 224.97
GameCube 21.74 208.57
Wii U 13.56 103.21

Officially, the Switch is now a few hundred-thousand sales away from outselling the NES, but it's worth bearing in mind that these numbers only cover up until 30th June. As of today, 6th August, the Switch may well have sold enough units to beat the NES' total. It's also worth noting that we're still only three-and-a-half years into the Switch's life - we'd expect it to stay on store shelves for several more years yet.

So, the next target? The unstoppable Wii.

Let us know if you think the Switch has what it takes to become Nintendo's number one best-selling home console in the comments below.

[source nintendo.co.jp]