It has officially been done: the Nintendo Switch has outsold its predecessor.
Nintendo recently released its latest financial report and the results are rather interesting. One of the most anticipated bits of news was an update on Switch worldwide sales. Nintendo happily provided that. Nintendo announced that the Switch sold through 7.24 million units during the final quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017), which drove total system sales up to 14.86million units worldwide as of December 31st, 2017.
This means that the Switch has sold more in just 10 months than the Wii U did in four entire years. Nintendo also updated 3DS sales to 71.99 million units, which is the first update since June 2017. The Wii U’s sales were also mentioned, but this was likely just to remind investors how much better the Switch is performing. The Wii U discontinued in January 2017, so its sales numbers have not changed since the last update. This will most likely be the last time the system’s sales will be on an official chart.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.