22 Mar 2021 9:24 AM +00:00

Nintendo Switch Hits 80 Million Consoles Sold, Company Posts Second-Best Quarter In Its History

Nintendo revealed its earnings results for Q3 of 2021, and it makes for impressive reading – with the company seeing a 37.3% year-on-year revenue increase.


As pointed out by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, it's the second-best quarter in the company's history (only surpassed by the same quarter in 2008 where Nintendo was riding high on the success of the Wii and DS).

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Nintendo Switch Hits 80 Million Consoles Sold, Company Posts Second-Best Quarter In History

While the company now leans on a single console for its hardware numbers, the Switch didn't disappoint.

In fact, Nintendo's hybrid system sold 11.57 million units in Q3 of last year – 7% more than the year before. The company also confirmed that the standard Switch model makes up 72% of sales.

The Switch has now shifted 79.87 million units, surpassing the Nintendo 3DS.

As for software, there are no prizes for guessing what the biggest sellers were for Nintendo.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't the top-seller yet (that honour goes to Mario Kart 8: Deluxe with over 33 million lifetime sales), but it is owned by around 39% of all Switch owners and has hit over 31 million sales.

Pokemon Sword and Shield have sold over 20 million copies, and mark the first Pokemon titles to do so since Pokemon Gold and Silver.

The best-selling title in Q3 was Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which sold 3.5 million copies.

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