Nintendo Switch surpasses SNES with over 52 million sold
- February 3, 2020
Nintendo had its strongest Switch quarter ever this Christmas season, moving 10.81 million units to arrive at an aggregate of 52.48 million sold as of the finish of 2019. That implies it’s currently surpassed the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to become Nintendo’s third best-selling home console ever behind the Wii and the NES. The 16-bit SNES was released in 1990 in Japan and the next year in North America, accomplishing an aggregate of 49.1 million units sold around the world.
Pokémon Sword and Shield were a tremendous hit over the holiday season, moving over 16 million copies. That is just about 4 million more than Super Smash Bros. Ultimate registered in its launch quarter a year prior, even though Pokémon went on sale around three weeks sooner. Luigi’s Mansion 3 was another enormous achievement, selling more than 5 million copies.
Nintendo’s Switch hardware sales are up around 15 percent year-on-year, which the organization credits incompletely to the launch of the less expensive Switch Lite while additionally taking note of the December launch in China — however, that is probably not going to be a major consideration yet. The 3DS, in the meantime, is presently authoritatively a non-factor with only 260,000 consoles sold even in a holiday quarter.