Nintendo revealed the millionaire sales of its consoles: the Switch almost reached 93 million units sold

Nintendo revealed the millionaire sales of its consoles: the Switch almost reached 93 million units sold

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Nintendo has revealed the results of what it takes in sales this year and the result has been quite positive for the video game company. For the third quarter of 2021 the reported sales figures for Nintendo Switch were a total of 92.87 million units.

This positive sales figure increasingly brings the Switch closer to the figures of more than 100 million sales of the Wii. However, the difficulties do not cease, especially in the midst of the chip supply crisis that has prevented reaching the production planned for this 2021.

For Nintendo, one of its flagship franchises is Mario Bross with Mario Kart, a game that usually does very well at the sales level, with each delivery. In this sense, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe broke an important record by becoming the best-selling game in the franchise.

We are talking about 681 million games sold for Nintendo Switch, it is the third highest number in sales for a Nintendo console, after the Wii and the DS.

If we see the sales ranking of the greats of the video game, we have to:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has sold 38.74 million games.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has sold 34.85 million games.
  • Super Smash Bross, 25.71 million games.
  • Pokemon sword, has sold 22.64 million units.
  • And Super Mario Odyssey, has sold 21.95 million units.

It should be noted that Mario Kart will be 30 years old in 2022, it is possible that new releases and surprises will come to celebrate it, this could be very beneficial to boost sales, as fans are quite loyal with the acquisition of new releases.

The Nintendo Switch console has three different versions, but without a doubt the portable Switch Lite version is still the favorite of many. Although due to various factors, we must not forget that in the middle of the year this console reported drops in sales of up to 22%.

In effect, this allowed Sony’s PS5 to return to the market battle and dethrone the Nintendo Switch in console and video game sales. With this Sony broke a streak of 33 months in negative. Sony’s leading brand also had to face problems that created a shortage of the product.

On the other hand, Microsoft had already reported its sales, with the Xbox and reported an increase in its income of 166%, at the time, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, Amy Hood, said that demand exceeded supply.