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Nintendo Switch Surpasses 17 Million Units Sold, 68 Million Games Sold on the Platform

The 3DS continued to perform well in the fiscal year rundown too.


The Nintendo Switch train has crashed through another milestone, driving deeper into "unprecedented territory" as Reggia Fils-Aime put it. Nintendo's financials have revealed that it sold a total of 15.05 million units during the previous fiscal year, bringing the total to 17.79 million. 

The report from Gamasutra also includes the fact that Nintendo Switch software sales continue to soar, totaling 63.51 million units. Even the 3DS pulled in 6.4 million units on top of 35.64 million software units sold, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon leading the charge with a combined 7.51 million. The full financial statistics, including the regional breakdown for each platform, can be found on the official Nintendo website.

"Consumers have been very receptive to the new concept introduced by Nintendo Switch as a home gaming system that they can take with them to play anytime, anywhere, with anyone, which helped it maintain its favorable momentum during this fiscal year," the company is quoted as saying in the report. "Very receptive" is almost an understatement, considering the console shot out of the gate with a substantial sum sold in its first month.

The company wants to leverage this momentum for greater success, but it may have already gotten the ball rolling there. The verdict is certainly still out, but Nintendo Labo seems like the type of cost-effective innovation that could propel the already impressive console into the stratosphere. We'll discuss this further in the future.

To get an even better picture of the Nintendo Switch's life, take a look at our Nintendo Switch: One Year Later feature. Then, hit Chatty with your thoughts on the console. Were you optimistic? Do you dislike the hybrid console? We'd like to hear your thoughts.

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