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The hybrid console has sold 22.86 million units to be exact, almost 10 million more than its predecessor the Wii U, which managed 13.56 million lifetime sales over its four-year lifespan.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 30, 2018

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The Nintendo Switch has surpassed 22 million units in lifetime sales, with Nintendo breaking the news in its latest financial report

The hybrid console has sold 22.86 million units to be exact, almost 10 million more than its predecessor the Wii U, which managed 13.56 million lifetime sales over its four-year lifespan. 

Nintendo launched the Switch back in March 2017, and the console sold 17.79 million units during its first year on shelves. 

The Japanese outfit expects Switch sales to reach 20 million units during the current fiscal year, although only 5.07 million consoles were sold over the first six months. 

Still, Nintendo doesn't seem phased, and believes upcoming releases like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu, and Super Mario Party will boost Switch hardware sales as we enter the second half of the year.

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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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