Holy Mother of Moses! (And I'm not even Jewish!)
So, Switch ended up shipping 15.05 million units for its first full fiscal year. Very impressive first year.
If it can maintain its momentum and capitalize with key 1st party titles (Smash Bros. won't be enough) then it has a good chance to hit that 20 million goal Nintendo set for it.
As for software:
Super Mario Odyssey: About what I expected, this should become the best selling 3D Mario game by the end of the year.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: The wheels of Mario Kart never cease to amaze me! This game has officially outsold its original Wii U counterpart and is fast on its way to becoming the best selling Nintendo Switch game. Honestly, I wouldn't even be surprised if this game cracks 20 million and reaches the levels of Mario Kart DS. After this, I never want to hear anyone say "people don't want ports" or "ports don't sell systems" ever again.
Breath of the Wild: And with this, counting the Wii U version; It! Is! Official!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the best selling Zelda game of all time!!!
And most likely the first Zelda game in history to reach 10 million depending on what the numbers for the Wii U version are! An absolutely incredible achievement and moment for Nintendo and the Zelda series! One that is very well deserved!
Splatoon 2: Another game that continues to amaze me with its tentacles! Who would have thought that 6 million for the sequel would be possible 3 years ago before the first game was even out on a dead console? I can personally see this game legging it out to 10 million and more depending on future DLC content and whenever they release Splatoon 3. Congrats, Kids and Squids;
1-2 Switch: The game that just won't go away. XD Personally, I didn't even think it was that bad. I actually got some good enjoyment out of it with my cousin. The Baseball minigame was our personal favorite. I just enjoy watching and reading the butthurt comments with a bag of popcorn in my hand.
ARMS: Another surprise hit that is showing some good LEGS. I'm almost certain that plans have already begun for a sequel to this game. I expect its presence and popularity to slowly rise in the coming years as the concept is unique enough to stand on its own and have its own dedicated audience. Depending on how well the sequel capitalizes on building strengths and eliminating weaknesses, we can have a very solid, 'B' tier Nintendo franchise with this one.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: YES! GO XENOBLADE GO! GET TO 2 MILLION AND BEYOND!!!
Kirby Star Allies: 1.26 million in just 2 weeks? Most impressive for Kirby! If it keeps it up, it should be able to pass Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot, and potentially reach 3 million. Which surprisingly no other Kirby game, besides the first game on the Game Boy, has ever done to my knowledge.
Hardware Comparison Threads:
PlayStation/Xbox/Switch Hardware Battle: 2021 Edition!
PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020
PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2017 vs. 2018
PlayStation 4: 2015 vs. 2016 vs. 2017