Nintendo Switch has sold over 15 million units in North America

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Nintendo has proudly announced that its hybrid-console, Nintendo Switch, has now sold over 15 million units in North America, making it the best-selling video game console in that territory for 10 months running.

As noted by media company Business Wire, sales of the console were up 20% through September 2019, no doubt helped by the launch of the handheld-only model, Nintendo Switch Lite. Previous records released during the summer of 2019 show that the Switch had sold just under 37 million total units globally since its initial launch in March of 2017.

“As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favorite games whenever and wherever they like,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “This holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games.”

Nintendo also revealed the four highest selling Switch titles, with Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all having sold over six million copies each. With these numbers, the struggles of the Nintendo Wii-U seem a long-forgotten memory.

Nintendo Switch sales surpass 15 million in North America [Business Wire]


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