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Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console to Reach 100 Million

Nintendo Switch has officially become the fastest-selling console to reach the 100 million mark in terms of units sold, as well as Nintendo’s best-selling home console to date. The company published their latest earnings results today where they revealed some impressive sales figures and milestones.

Despite not being able to meet demands due to shortages, the Nintendo Switch still managed to sell 10.67 million units over the holiday period, bringing the console’s overall global sales to 103.54 million units sold since its launch back in March 2017. Nintendo have managed to claim a few records in the process.

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Apart from being Nintendo’s best-selling home console to date, it’s also the fastest-selling console in video game history. This means that in its lifespan, the Nintendo Switch managed to surpass the track record of PS4 sales, and beat the total sales of the original PlayStation (more than 102.4 million as of March 31, 2012) and the Nintendo Wii (101.63 million lifetime). It’s on track to pass the PS4’s current lifetime sales of 116.9 million units globally.

The Nintendo Switch has yet to surpass the current record holder for the best-selling video game console of all time, the PS2, which sits with 155 million units sold worldwide as of January, 2013. However, analysts predict that it might be on track to pass the PS2 if they continue to double down on Switch marketing and exclusives in the coming years.

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has warned that the company won’t be able to meet demand in the coming months due to semiconductor shortages, but Switch software seems to be exceeding expectations with 200 million units projected to be sold. Furukawa stated:

“For Nintendo Switch hardware, we reduced our forecast by 1.50 million units to 24.00 million units. Our shipment forecast for the second half was reduced because of the change in our production plan due to the effects of the global semiconductor shortages. On the other hand, we revised the Nintendo Switch software forecast up by 10.00 million units to 200.00 million units based on the sales performance of the first half.”

The Nintendo Switch is currently available in three variations: the original model, the Nintendo Switch Lite and the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

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Source: Nintendo

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