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Nintendo Switch is nearing 20 million sold units milestone

Published: 16:48, 01 August 2018
Nintendo's Switch console with red Joy-Cons attached

Fiscal reports continue, as Nintendo are now posting their numbers. According to the documents, Nintendo has sold about 19,67 million Nintendo Switch units as of June 30, marking a sales increase over the same time period last year.

First quarter of fiscal year 2018 saw Nintendo selling 1.88 million Switch units and 17.96 million software units. Even though it wasn't specified what the software was for, it's not hard to figure out that Switch is carrying the software market for Nintendo as well. The platform has also seen a rampant growth in sales of downloadable software content for Switch of 68 per cent, compared to last year.

The company is still hoping for 20 million Switch units sold between April 2018 and March 2019 as they didn't alter their sales goals they previously set. Nintendo is rather close to the milestone, and will likely exceed the sales, but it remains to be seen by how much.

They have also shared updated numbers for in-house made Switch titles, such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces. This also marks the first time these numbers got updated for these two titles.

Top three best selling Nintendo-made Switch games are Super Mario Odyssey, standing tall with 11.17 million sales, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 10.35 million sales and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 9.32 million sold units. They are joined in top five by Splatoon 2 and 1-2 Switch, standing at 6.76 million sales and 2.45 million sales, respectively.

All of the remaining top 10 most sold games have sold under 2 million copies, except for ARMS which barely beat the bar with 2.01 million copies sold. The remaining titles in top 10 are Kirby: Star Allies, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces.

Nintendo Some of the possibilities for Nintendo Switch's controller conversion. Nintendo Labo

One takeaway is Nintendo Labo, which has reportedly sold 1.39 million units. People love their cardboard, don't they?

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