VGChartz says that after the Wii U’s and the GameCube’s lifetime sales, another N console has been outsold by the Nintendo Switch.
The site says that on the week ending on April 6, a little over two hundred thousand Nintendo Switch units were sold, and with this result, the portable console that came out in March 2017, is at about 33.15 million sales. This figure is bigger than what the Nintendo 64 put together (32.93 million)! However, let’s not forget that the N64 has been on the market for six years, which is why the Switch’s result is far more impressive!
The next „target within the family” will be the SNES for the Switch. The Super Nintendo has reached 49.1 million lifetime sales, and if the Switch gets another killer app (an exclusive game that boosts the hardware sales) like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was in December, it might even break the 50-million barrier by the end of year, which would pass the 16-bit console’s result, too!
Sure, VGChartz’ data is unofficial, but at the end of January, the Nintendo Switch a little under a million behind the N64, and since then, it’s likely that the product (which is rumoured to get a budget, as well as a „next-gen” version) has sold well enough to beat that console. (And it is possible with the Chinese official launch!)
Nintendo will release its fiscal year (which ended on the last day of March) results on April 25. If we find something interesting in it, we’ll get back to it on the 26th.