Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Wii/DS each had ten 10-million-plus sellers. Switch has five and it's not even 2 years old

Will it pass them and make to 11 or more?

Yes 103 92.79%
No 8 7.21%
Kslost said:
Hasn't LM3 sold over 5 mil since pretty much November? That's got a chance to reach 10.

5.37m from 31st October to 31st December, so yeah pretty good chance it'll top 10 million.

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

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Switch now has 9 games over the 10 million mark. One more to match Wii/DS, two more to beat them.

At this point it's pretty much in the bag.

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

Yeah 11 games is in the bag for sure. 9 games currently, and Luigi's Mansion is a lock to go over 10 million while NSMBU:D almost undoubtedly will as well. So even just with the games currently out it'll hit 11 games eventually.

Add at least one more Pokemon, BotW2, likely another 3D Mario, likely a new 2D Mario means Switch pretty much has a lock on at least fifteen 10+ million sellers.

At this point I think the real question is can it hit 20? That would be super impressive if it got another five 10+ million sellers on top of what we can reasonably expect in terms of mega selling future games on the system. I don't know what those would be exactly, but there certainly are options: maybe a fourth Pokemon, maybe a second Mario Party, maybe Mario 3D World port, maybe a 3D Mario Collections game if the rumors about that are true, maybe a long shot like Mario Maker eventually hitting it, or a third party actually brings out a big AAA game on Switch, or a Switch Sports game in the vein of Wii Sports or hell honestly just a remastered and improved Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort game with online play would probably hit it, or maybe even a hugely updated Splatoon 3 if they are at all thinking about that, or maybe Nintendo will have something brand new, or maybe even a total long shot like a fantastic critically acclaimed new entry to revitalize an old series like Metroid, Star Fox, Kid Icarus or something that blows away previous sells records, and actually now that I think about it I suppose its possible that Minecraft could sell 10 million not that we would ever find out about it probably. That's 11 things that could possibly happen, if 5 of them happen and hit 10 million that puts Switch at twenty 10+ million sellers. A long shot but its possible.

Last edited by Slownenberg - on 08 May 2020

Should've aimed higher and asked how many 20 million plus sellers haha
Only MK8D so far but Smash, BOTW, Mario Odyssey, Sword/Shield, and Animal Crossing are pretty much a lock, so that's 6; DS had 4 and Wii 7.

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

Splatoon 2

Updated with latest figures

AC - N/A

Splatoon 2 - 190k left

MM2 - 4.96M left

Gen8 - completed

Gen8/Remake - N/A

Gen9 - N/A

SMP - 880k left


NSMBUD - 4.15M left

SMO - N/A 

New candidate is LM3.


AC = Completed
Splatoon 2 = Completed 
MM2 = 4.52 million left
Gen 8 = Completed
Gen 9 = N/A
SMP = Completed
NSMBUD = 3.4 million left
SMO2 = N/A
LM3 = 3.67 million left