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Nintendo Switch Slowly Overtaking PlayStation 4

Even with slower sales, there’s a chance that Nintendo Switch sales will overtake those of the PlayStation 4 by the end of the year.

 

As of March 31, the Nintendo Switch has sold 107.65 million units, according to the latest financial report from the big N. In the previous quarter, 4.11 million Switch (all three models are included here; no separate figures are available for Switch Lite and Switch OLED) and 55.77 million games were sold. (This brings the total game sales to 822.18 million, an average of ~7.64 games bought for one unit.) It is not an outstanding figure, but the Japanese company is also suffering from a chip shortage, so they too need to scale back their projections. PlayStation 4 is now at 117.2 million. If the Switch keeps up its 4 million per quarter pace, it’ll surpass the PS4 by 2023.

The top 10 first-party games top list looks like the following:

 

  •     Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 45.33 million
  •     Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 38.64 million
  •     Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 28.17 million
  •     The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 26.55 million
  •     Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield – 24.27 million
  •     Super Mario Odyssey – 23.50 million
  •     Super Mario Party – 17.78 million
  •     Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Pokémon Shining Pearl – 14.65 million
  •     Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 14.53 million
  •     Ring Fit Adventure – 14.09 million

Nintendo also announced additional sales figures for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Kirby and the Forgotten Land:

 

  •     New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 13.31 million
  •     Splatoon 2 – 13.30 million
  •     Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 12.64 million (new)
  •     Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 11.43 million
  •     Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 9.43 million
  •     Mario Party Superstars – 6.88 million
  •     Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4.22 million
  •     The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.91 million
  •     Metroid Dread – 2.90 million
  •     Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 2.65 million (new)
  •     New Pokémon Snap – 2.40 million
  •     Mario Golf: Super Rush – 2.35 million
  •     Miitopia – 1.68 million
  •     Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain – 1.59 million
  •     WarioWare: Get It Together! – 1.27 million
  •     Game Builder Garage – 1.06 million

 

Finally, the big N also included release dates or windows for several games. From it, we learned that Bayonetta 3, developed by PlatinumGames, is scheduled for release this year:

 

  •     Nintendo Switch Sports – April 28
  •     Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10
  •     Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24
  •     Live A Live – July 22
  •     Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – 29 July (brought forward)
  •     Splatoon 3 – 2022 – 9 September
  •     Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – 2022
  •     Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – 2022
  •     Bayonetta 3 – 2022
  •     The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel – Spring 2023
  •     Metroid Prime 4 (title not final) – not yet announced
  •     Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp – not yet announced

 

So Nintendo may be losing patience…

Source: Gematsu, WCCFTech

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