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Nintendo Switch: 25 million units sold since launch in Japan, Top 5 Software

Months go by, and the Nintendo Switch just keeps on reaching new sales milestones. Famitsu have just released an early sales report to announce that Nintendo’s console has now sold over 25 million units since launch in Japan. It was at 24.951.968 units sold as of June 5th, which means it sold 58,436 additional units during Week 24 (down from 61 000 units during Week 23).

Here’s the sales breakdown for the various models:

  • Nintendo Switch:18,379,851
  • Nintendo Switch Lite:4,754,257
  • Nintendo Switch(OLED Model):1,876,296

Here’s a graph showing the evolution of Nintendo Switch sales over the years, along with key dates (with Nintendo Switch sales during that week):

  • March 3rd, 2017: Nintendo Switch launch (330 637 units sold)
  • December 7th, 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launch (278 313 units sold)
  • September 20th, 2019: Nintendo Switch Lite launch (239 740 units sold)
  • March 20th, 2020: Animal Crossing: New Horizons launch (392 576 units sold)
  • October 8th, 2021: Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) launch (179 851 units sold)

And as always, Famitsu shared the list of best-selling games alongside this new milestone. Here’s the Top 5 best-selling Nintendo Switch games at retail:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo): 7 621 929 units sold
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 4 895 873 units sold
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 4 664 614 units sold
  4. Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 4 345 336 units sold
  5. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo): 4 086 738 units sold

Unfortunately, those sales numbers are as of June 5th (Week 23), which means we can’t calculate the difference with Week 23 data to get sales numbers for Week 24!

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Source: Famitsu


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