As of December 26th 2020, in response to sales-tracking web site VGChartz, the Nintendo Swap has lastly outsold the 3DS, hitting an estimated 76,285,948 models bought. The 3DS, launched in 2011, has to date bought 75,906,986 models.
The “Checklist of best-selling sport consoles” web page of Wikipedia hasn’t been up to date on the time of writing, however the Swap’s elevated gross sales on the finish of final yr – little question resulting from Christmas purchases – would bump it as much as being the 11th best-selling console of all time, behind the Recreation Boy, the Wii, and the Nintendo DS household. The Swap has a approach to go till it reaches the highest 5, although – the cutoff is 102 million models bought.
Nevertheless, with the Swap promoting greater than each different console mixed final yr, we may very well be seeing the rise of a worthy successor to the Wii’s lifetime gross sales (101.63 million). It is also price noting that the 3DS has been out for nearly ten years, and the Swap managed to make the identical variety of gross sales in simply three years – and given the predictions that we’d see a Swap Professional this yr, that quantity can solely go up.
Should you’ve learn all this and also you’re nonetheless hungry for extra gross sales figures, then take a look at this visualisation of the final 20 years of Nintendo console gross sales, or examine how Animal Crossing: New Horizons helped the UK online game business go £four billion for the primary time. If that is nonetheless not sufficient, you may be past our assist.
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