Looking back, it's strange to think how many people wrote off Nintendo during the Wii U-era. Their previous home console never truly found a footing, becoming their worst selling modern home console of all-time. Yet, it paved the way for the Nintendo Switch, which could eventually become their most successful.
Speaking within today's financial report, Nintendo outlined their performance for the last fiscal year. Alongside some strong software sales, they also confirmed that between April 2020 to March 31st 2021, they sold 28.83 million Switch consoles in total, bringing them to 84.59 million altogether.
Nintendo Switch Has Outsold The Game Boy Advance and Xbox 360, Shifting 84.59 Million Units
As a result, the Switch has now overtaken both the Game Boy Advance family at 81.5m and Xbox 360, last reported by Microsoft to have sold 84m. With Nintendo targeting another 25.5m sales next year and rumours suggesting they've ramped up production, it seems inevitable they'll also overtake the PS3 (87m) and Nintendo Wii (101.63m) next.
Within the previous financial report, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furakawa stated that the Switch is at "the middle of its life cycle", meaning there's still a lot of life left in their iconic console. Whether that's boosted by a Switch Pro or a strong software line-up remains unclear, but hopefully E3 2021 will provide some answers.