Nintendo Switchover the 2019 holiday season, and it’s about to beat the NES. The Japanese company’s latest financial earnings report revealed that the hybrid console sold 61.44 million units, compared to the older console’s 61.91 million, as previously noted by Nintendo Life.
Since the report only covers the period to June 30 and the Switch hasat various retailers, it could well have outsold the older console by now. Up to this point, the only console to outsell the NES is the — which is still way ahead with 101.63 million units sold.
A more detailed breakdown shows that the standard Switch (released in March 2017) has sold 52.63 million units and the(which came out in September 2019) sold 8.82 million units.
, which came out in March, is now the console’s second-highest-selling game, with 22.40 million copies sold. It beat ‘s sales of 19.99 million (frustratingly close to nice, round 20 million). is still No. 1, having sold 26.74 million copies since 2017.
If you’re curious about Nintendo’s lowest-selling console, that’s still the. It sold 13.56 millions, but fans should take solace from the fact that it led directly to the Switch.