The video game giant Nintendo gets off to a good start in 2020. The reason? Nintendo Switch sales have already surpassed those of the Super Nintendo.
In 2017, the Japanese company launched its first hybrid console, with a much improved graphics system, greater collaboration with third parties and indies, but without losing its identity and love of innovation.
The main unit of the Switch is the console, a battery-powered handheld with a 6.2-inch LCD screen. The tablet module measures 23.9 x 10.2 x 1.4 cm and weighs 297 g. It also has an NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor.
Reports indicate that Nintendo Switch, last December alone, sold more than one million units. This is a record for the company.
With these numbers, Nintendo reached total sales of 49.79 million units, a figure that surpasses the sales achieved by SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), which were 49.10 million units, from its launch in 1990 until it ceased production.
Of the number of Nintendo Switch units sold, one report detailed a total of 17.33 million consoles sold in the United States, 13.22 million in Europe, and 11.62 million in Japan, adding just over seven million from all other regions.
Nintendo’s next goal is to continue to outperform and beat other competing systems in its own history. After doubling sales to the SNES, it aims to exceed the 61.91 million units sold of the NES, Nintendo’s first video game console, as well as the successful Wii, with more than 101 million units.
The Switch has already sold more in two years than other consoles from the Japanese company, such as Nintendo 64 (32.9M), Nintendo GameCube (21.7M) and Nintendo Wii U (13.5M).
Here are the top ten best-selling titles on Nintendo Switch so far:
- – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.01 million
- – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 15.71 million
- – Super Mario Odyssey – 15.38 million
- – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.54 million
- – Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee – 11.28 million
- – Splatoon 2 – 9.28 million
- – Super Mario Party – 7.59 million
- – Pokémon Sword and Shield – 6 million
- – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.59 million
- – Super Mario Maker 2 – 3.93 million