Switch becomes third best-selling console of all time

by Danny Craig  · 
Switch becomes third best-selling console of all time

The Nintendo Switch has now surpassed the Game Boy and Game Boy Color and the PlayStation 4, making it the third-best-selling video console in history.

The details:

  • Less than six years after its release, Nintendo has revealed that its Switch line of consoles has officially sold 122.55 million units, now placing it between the company’s 90s handheld, the Game Boy, and the Game Boy’s successor, the DS, at 2nd. In comparison, the Wii U sold only 13.56 million units, and its 103.54 million software sales were also surpassed by the Switch's hardware figures.
  • The Switch was announced in 2016 with a March release date as a hybrid between a portable and home console, a concept that had not been executed well at the time. Its distinct functionality, the lower price point in comparison to competitors, and a library of games featuring iconic franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Pokemon all contributed to the console's massive success.
  • Despite generating less total revenue than Sony's PS5, the Switch topped the charts for unit sales in the United States in 2022. Notably, the Switch's base console cost $299.99, the portable-only Lite cost $199.99, and the newer OLED model cost $349.99, making the system far more accessible in the face of global shortages and the current economic climate.

In other notable Nintendo news:

Latest News