Nintendo Switch has surpassed Wii lifetime sales in the United States

Nintendo Switch has surpassed Wii lifetime sales in the United States
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Nintendo Switch has just hit another sales milestone. Despite worldwide hardware sales of the hybrid system It outsold the Wii some time agothere was an update in the United States.

According to new data from Circana (formerly NPD), sales of the Switch in the US have “finally” overtaken the Wii. After six years on the market, the hybrid system achieved the milestone in July 2023. No exact sales data was provided, but IGN notes that “49 million have been sold in the Americas.”

GamesIndustry.biz also mentions how sales of the Switch “for lifetime now trail the Xbox 360 by less than 1 million units” in the US. Nintendo’s latest system is also “less than five million” away from the PlayStation 2 in the same market.

The Switch’s continued success owes much to its solid library of first-party games. In 2023, sales of the system have been buoyed by the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, with existing owners also treated to games like Metroid Prime Remastered and, most recently, Pikmin 4. Then there are games like Super Mario Bros. Wonder, due out later this year.

Nintendo’s official website says the Switch has now sold over 129 million units as of June 30, 2023, with a Wii lifetime sales cap at 101 million units.

The best-selling game on Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – it has sold 55.46 million units to date. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the 4th best selling game with the 30 million mark, Tears of the Kingdom is already the 9th best selling game and has already sold 18 million units.

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