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With their latest quarterly report Nintendo has crossed the three quarter of a billion mark.

DS - 154.02 million
Game Boy - 118.69 million
Wii - 101.63 million
GBA - 81.51 million
3DS - 75.45 million
NES - 61.91 million
SNES - 49.10 million
Switch - 41.67 million
N64 - 32.93 million
GameCube - 21.74 million 
Wii U - 13.56 million  

Total: 752.21 million 

Nintendo is the best-selling video game hardware manufacturer of all time.

As a bonus, here are some updated estimates on Nintendo's best-selling series.

Mario - 631.36 million
Pokemon - 290.00 million
Wii Sports - 116.31 million
The Legend of Zelda - 109.32 million
Donkey Kong - 66.55 million 
Super Smash Bros. - 56.88 million
Wii Fit - 44.66 million
Kirby - 40.62 million
Animal Crossing - 35.55 million
Brain Age - 33.89 million 

Nintendo's first party games have sold more than 1.5 billion copies. 



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Switch should get them to 800 million easy, possibly as high as 830 million I'm thinking. If their next gen device is better than Switch sales it will have a shot at getting them to the 1 billion sold, if not we will have to wait two generations or three even (if Switch 2 is another WiiU situation).



So Nintendo isn't going third party?



Switch on its way to beat SNES.



Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Switch on its way to beat SNES.

When do you think it will get it? End of December? February?



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Dulfite said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Switch on its way to beat SNES.

When do you think it will get it? End of December? February?

7.43 Million left, so...

With a good holiday boost, I can see it happening around February or earlier, yes. I don't think it will happen this year, though.



Chrkeller said:
So Nintendo isn't going third party?

Nah, they're still going third party, Switch will stop selling when PS5/Nextbox come out, they've used all their big IPs already, and it won't be getting AAA PS5/Nextbox ports and without those nobody will buy it anymore.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Dulfite said:

When do you think it will get it? End of December? February?

7.43 Million left, so...

With a good holiday boost, I can see it happening around February or earlier, yes. I don't think it will happen this year, though.

Left as of last reporting officially. What date was that?



p0isonparadise said:

Kirby - 40.62 million
Animal Crossing - 35.55 million

Also wow, I knew there are a LOT more Kirby games than Animal Crossing games, but this surprised me.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
Chrkeller said:
So Nintendo isn't going third party?

Nah, they're still going third party, Switch will stop selling when PS5/Nextbox come out, they've used all their big IPs already, and it won't be getting AAA PS5/Nextbox ports and without those nobody will buy it anymore.

Sarcasm?

They still don't have, after the end of this year, Animal Crossing, Pikmin, Metroid Prime 4, Botw 2, a proper 2d Mario game that is new, star for, kid Icarus, advanced wars, paper Mario, a new Donkey Kong game, etc. And the success of the Switch means develope s will be more willing to port ps5/xbox2 games to switch.

I'll never be convinced it's a limitation issue after all the ports to the Wii. 360/ps3 -- Wii gap is greater than ps5/Xbox 2 -- Switch power gap. If they don't want to make the ports for Switch due to lazyness or not thinking it will sell, that's fine and their choice, but they absolutely can make ports with enough effort.