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  • Switch is now Nintendo's third best-selling home console, VGChartz


    So according to VGChartz, as reported by Forbes, The Nintendo Switch sold 49.79 million units in its lifetime so far.  This now surpasses the Super Nintendo, which sat at 49.10 million units sold in its lifetime.  This now makes it the 3rd best-selling Nintendo home console of all time, while also making it the 4th best-selling handheld console, considering it's a hybrid console.




    https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkai.../#3d81161046cd




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    The Nintendo Switch surpassed the Super NES’s total lifetime sales at the end of 2019 according to estimates from video game sales tracking site VGChartz.




    According to the report, the Nintendo Switch “sold 961,543 units for the week ending December 28, 2019 to bring its lifetime sales to 49.79 million units worldwide. This compares to the SNES with lifetime sales of 49.10 million units.”






    I actually think this is pretty cool to see.  It shows that Nintendo finally hit the niche they were looking for they originally set out to find way back with the Wii U in 2012.  I'm glad to see this return to form with the Switch as a result.




     




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    According to VGChartz the Nintendo Switch has sold 17.33 million units in the US, 13.22 million in Europe and 11.62 million in Japan. The remaining 7 million or so units were presumably sold outside these three large regions.






    My only question is did the article mean US or NA.  As usually the region sticks to NA and not just US. 




     




    And for fun fact hour:




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    The top-selling video games for the Nintendo Switch as of September 30th were:




     



    1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.01 million
    2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 15.71 million
    3. Super Mario Odyssey – 15.38 million
    4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.54 million
    5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.28 million
    6. Splatoon 2 – 9.28 million
    7. Super Mario Party – 7.59 million
    8. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 6 million*
    9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.59 million
    10. Super Mario Maker 2 – 3.93 million




    I'm happy that Splatoon 2 is so high on the list, but also sad it's not higher.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe I'm not completely surprised it sold so much.  Mario Kart 8 was also the best selling game on Wii U.  Super Smash Bros Ultimate became the best selling fighting game of all time back in November 2019. 






    Quite frankly, I'm happy the Switch is doing so well.  I was going through a personal gaming drought from early 2014 to mid 2018.  I did play some games here and there on PC and stuff, but it wasn't meaning as much to me as it used to.  The Switch turned a lot of that around for me.  Hell, my Switch gets more playtime than my PC nowadays.  The Switch both helped me remember the joy I used to have in gaming, and the magic of Nintendo's IPs.  Hell, Splatoon 2 is easily my most played game on Switch with over 500 hours logged.




    I hope the Switch continues to do so well.  It essentially gives me a no compromise gaming experience (for the most part).  I get Nintendo's first party AAA games.  I get third party AAA games.  The Witcher 3 is one of my favorite games of all time, and it's on the Switch.  It's not the prettiest way to play it, but I can play it on my TV, and I can take my Switch with me when I go to work and play it on my down time there.  Same with Doom, Doom Eternal (when released), Wolfenstein.




    Sure, I can take my laptop from college (Dell Inspiron 7559) and it would run better, but also would take up more room and be less portable than my Switch.  I'm not tethered to a desk or chair or TV with the Switch. 




    I am happy to see Nintendo turn it around, especially after the failure that was the Wii U.



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