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Nintendo's hybrid console now stands at 34.74 million units.

Nintendo's lastest financial earnings results are now out, giving us a look at the company's hardware and software sales for the past fiscal year. Not only did Nintendo's recent spate of Switch exclusives sell an impressive number of copies, the Switch console itself has also hit a new sales milestone.

During the fiscal year ended March 31, Nintendo moved 16.95 million Switch consoles. While that missed the company's ambitious plan to sell 20 million units during the fiscal year, it did represent a 12.7% year-on-year increase. Moreover, it brought the system's global sales thus far up to 34.74 million, surpassing the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 64, which stands at 32.93 million.

The Switch has been an impressive rebound for Nintendo after the poor performance of the company's previous home console, the Wii U, which moved 13.56 million units over its lifetime. The hybrid system, on the other hand, has been selling remarkably well since launching back in March 2017, managing to outsell its predecessor in just 10 months. However, it remains to be seen whether or not it'll match the company's best-selling home console, the Wii, which stands at 101.63 million.

This past fiscal year was also a big one for Nintendo in terms of software sales. The company released a handful of notable exclusives for Switch, which have all moved some impressive numbers. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold more sold more than 13.81 million units, making it the series' best-selling installment and Nintendo's third best-selling game for Switch, while Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee sold a combined 10.63 million copies. Those numbers have quickly rocketed both titles up Nintendo's list of the 10 best-selling Switch games.

This fiscal year has the potential to be even bigger for Nintendo. The company has a number of major exclusives lined up for Switch in 2019, including a new pair of Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. There have also been numerous reports that Nintendo will release a cheaper Switch model this summer. While not necessarily denying that a new version of the system is coming, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa responded to those rumors, saying the company has "no plans to announce" any new hardware at this year's E3.
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-has-officially-outsold-the-n64/1100-6466474/


Not bad for a console that has been out for only 2 years compared to the N64's 5 year life cycle. Maybe we will eventually see some N64 titles get released on the Switch.

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When it surpasses the Wii let me know.

Posted April 25th by S.o h
S.o h
 

Because then you will actually owe mguy that game, lol.

...kinda wanna see what happens




Posted April 25th by Fox Forever

"When it surpasses the Wii let me know."

Honestly, I am not sure that the Switch will reach as broad of an audience as the Wii did. Also, the Switch doesn't have Wii Bowling so old folks homes wont be getting it lol.

Posted April 25th by Q
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The best selling gaming system of all time is not the Wii, but the Nintendo DS. The PS2 is within 1,000,000 sales, but Sony has not released more detailed records, so Nintendo's claims are more verifiable than the PS2. The DS and DS Lite sold a combined total of 154,200,000 units. The Wii only sold 101 million.

But, yeah, old people won't buy it.

Posted April 25th by mariomguy

Nobody said the Wii was the best selling jfc...

Im so happy said Wii and not Wii u.

Edited April 25th by S.o.h
S.o.h
 

I like how mariomguy included handhelds when we're talking about consoles so he could avoid saying that the PS2 is the best-selling console of all time.

Posted April 26th by Cruinn-Annuin

"The best selling gaming system of all time is not the Wii, but the Nintendo DS."

Talking about Switch's sales compared to Nintendo's own Home consoles. Not it's handheld consoles and not it's competitors consoles.

Edited April 26th by Q
Q
 

Ay dios mio

Posted April 26th by Vandy

The thing is, the Switch is a handheld, and it's even going to have a smaller more portable form soon, so comparing it's sales to the DS isn't all that wild.

Posted April 26th by I killed Mufasa
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long live the king

Ay dios mio


Fixed. sorry, still coming out guns hot.



Posted April 26th by Q
Q
 

The best selling gaming system of all time is not the Wii, but the Nintendo DS. The PS2 is within 1,000,000 sales, but Sony has not released more detailed records, so Nintendo's claims are more verifiable than the PS2. The DS and DS Lite sold a combined total of 154,200,000 units. The Wii only sold 101 million.

First of all nobody here said the Wii was the best selling. Secondly the DS sales lasted for like 11 years recorded and included every single kind of DS that wasn't the 3ds. It took them 2 years to reach 35 million which seems almost on par for the switch at this point.

Posted April 26th by Fox Forever

There were various models of the ps2 as well. And the wii. And the 3ds.

Posted April 26th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Nintendo would make so much money by opening up the backwards-compatible library.

Posted April 26th by Vandy

Yeah no kidding. They should buy up retroarch and sell a subscription to it (at least the nintendo console stuff) in a more polished consumer-friendly way. People are already hacking the switches and doing that anyway, so instead of fighting it, you know it's possible Nintendo, so why not make bank off of it?

At least bring back virtual console and include n64, snes, gba, gbc, nes games. Remaster Super Smash bros Melee and the gamecube Zeldas mario galaxy 1 and 2 and sunshine, and completely overhaul Super Mario 64 and make it look like Odyssey.

Edited April 26th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

It won't surpass the Wii, Ds, and gameboy. New 3ds it can easily surpass. I would be surprised if it goes past 100 million. Thru would need to retain tbst momentum for the next 4 years.

Edited April 28th by ShadowFox08

“They should buy up retroarch and sell a subscription to it (at least the nintendo console stuff) in a more polished consumer-friendly way.”

Nintendo already has a solid emulator for its NES and SNES systems. I’m sure they could make one just as solid for their N64 games. I really do wonder what’s holding Nintendo back from releasing SNES games on the Switch Online service.

Posted April 29th by Q
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