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Nintendo Switch Surpasses PS3 and Xbox 360 in Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch has now officially surpassed both Xbox 360 and PS3 to become one of the most successful home consoles ever in the history of Nintendo consoles.

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Nintendo Switch has now officially surpassed both Xbox 360 and PS3 to become one of the most successful home consoles ever in the history of Nintendo consoles.

The Switch has now sold over 89.04 million units in total, making it the seventh best-selling console of all time. These sales include all the different versions of the platforms. Nintendo will also be releasing the Switch OLED model in October which will also affect the sales at large. 

The Xbox 360, which is Microsoft’s best-selling platform ever, then had sales that were around 85 million and PS3 reached around 87.4 million in sales. 

However, Sony’s PlayStation 2 is still the most successful video game console with more than 155 million units in sales since its launch. The PS2 was an instant hit as soon as it was released in 2000 and remained popular for a very long time.

Best selling Nintendo Switch games :

 

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 37.08 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 33.89 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 24.77 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 23.20 million
  • Pokémon Sword & Shield: 21.85 million
  • Super Mario Odyssey: 21.40 million
  • Super Mario Party: 15.72 million
  • Pókemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Eevee!: 13.57 million
  • Splatoon 2: 12.45 million
  • Ring Fit Adventure: 11.26 million
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury: 6.68 million
  • New Pokémon Snap: 2.07 million
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush: 1.34 million
  • Mythopia: 1.04 million

Console

Sales

PlayStation 2 155 million
PlayStation 4 116.4 million
PlayStation 102.4 million
Wii 101.6 million
Nintendo Switch 89.04 million
PlayStation 3  87.04 million 
Xbox 360  85.08 million

Stay tuned as we will also be covering the Top 5 Switch game releases of this year in the next article.