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The Nintendo Switch has crossed 60 million lifetime sales

The Nintendo Switch has sold over 60 million units worldwide, according to the latest figures from Nintendo.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

August 6, 2020

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The Nintendo Switch has sold over 60 million units worldwide, according to the latest figures from Nintendo

More specifically, the hybrid console has sold 61.44 million units to date. That figure includes sales of the handheld-only Switch Lite and the original console.

Nintendo broke the news alongside its latest fiscal report, where it revealed both Switch hardware and software sales are in good health. 

In crossing the 60 million mark, the Switch has sold over four times as many consoles as its predecessor the Wii U -- which shifted 13.56 million units during its lifespan. 

Notably, the Switch sold 5.68 million units during the latest fiscal quarter alone, with that number comprising 3.05 million sales of the original Switch and 2.62 million sales of the Switch Lite. 

Looking ahead, Nintendo is forecasting Switch hardware sales of 19 million units for the 2021 fiscal year, which would take lifetime sales close to 75 million units.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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