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Nintendo Switch Officially Surpasses Wii U in Lifetime Sales

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Nintendo held a financial briefing earlier today that gave us a lot of insight hardware and software sales on Nintendo platforms. As the title suggests, it was revealed that the Nintendo Switch has officially surpassed the Wii U in total lifetime sales across all regions. As of the end of 2017, the Switch sold 14.86 million units compared to the Wii U's 13.56 million units. For comparison sake, the Switch has had 10 months on the market compared to the Wii U's 61.

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Some interesting information was also given about software sales. Switch total software sales have now surpassed 50 million. Super Mario Odyssey, which released in October, has already sold 9.07 million copies and is now the highest selling game on Switch. The following seven games have already broken one million units on Nintendo's new hybrid console:

  • Super Mario Odyssey - 9.07 million
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 7.33 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 6.70 million
  • Splatoon 2 - 4.91 million
  • 1-2-Switch - 1.88 million
  • ARMS - 1.61 million
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 1.06 million

As the report suggests, the Switch is selling at record-pace. Hopefully Nintendo can stay on top of the Switch stock situation and continues to deliver great games throughout 2018 and the lifetime of the Switch.

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