Switch Surpasses 1.2 Billion Sale Ahead of Switch 2 Release

The total Nintendo Switch games sold amasses a hefty amount, breaking all-time record for most units sold as well.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 06 Feb 2024

It is hard to believe that Nintendo Switch came out in 2017 and is still considered one of the higher candidates for a solid system. Despite being one generation behind Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo still believes that the system still has some life in it before ultimately greeting people with its successor.

There were a lot of rumors about Switch 2 in 2023, pointing towards a 2024 release with some leaks and maybe hidden showcases. No matter, Nintendo is still keeping its ground rather solid with Switch.

Going into 2024, its 7th year, Nintendo Switch has reached a total amount of 139 million units sold. Although Nintendo Switch dethroned every single lifetime sale of any other Nintendo console in existence, its next rival is the Nintendo DS, sitting at 154 million units sold. Along with the units, people have purchased games and software as well.

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Thanks to its more forgiving third-party rules this time around, Switch has seen a lot of ports and newcomers to the system, which helped boost sales. It is estimated that the total sales of all software combined for the system has reached 1.2 billion and continues to climb even more. 

Nintendo shared information about the Nintendo Switch on its website, but what about the rumored Switch 2 that they do not want to give much information about? Simply put, Nintendo still wants to focus on their mainline console as 2024 still has a few exclusive titles for Switch to handle, such as Mario vs. Donkey Kong remake, Princess Peach: Showtime, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and maybe even some unannounced projects at the end of the year too. 

With much interest geared toward the Switch, Nintendo might still hold onto the current version and potentially delay the Switch 2 until they feel it's the right time to do so. Nintendo is the company that still concludes strict exclusive deals with games specialized for their own hardware, unlike its competitors nowadays; therefore the console still has some sort of appeal even if it seems rather aged well compared to Xbox Series X|S or a PlayStation 5's relaxed policies on exclusive titles.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): Switch
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Developer(s): Nintendo
Genres: Game Console
Themes: N/A
Release Date: 2017-03-04

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