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Switch 101.88m
PS1 102.5m

"Oh magic 8-ball, will the Switch outsell the PS1 before the end of 2021?"



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Kakadu18 said:

It happened, yay!
How come the Switch is down WoW on Christmas week? Last year it was down even more it seems in that week.

Stores are closed on Christmas day and most people would have done their shopping by Christmas eve. So think of it as a week with 1 or 2 less days of shopping. Last year Christmas landed on the Friday.



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trunkswd said:
Kakadu18 said:

It happened, yay!
How come the Switch is down WoW on Christmas week? Last year it was down even more it seems in that week.

Stores are closed on Christmas day and most people would have done their shopping by Christmas eve. So think of it as a week with 1 or 2 less days of shopping. Last year Christmas landed on the Friday.

Right, makes sense.



Next two weeks numbers will be interesting, especially in the US where PS5 received some Big drops.



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Now that Switch has hit that threshold. Sales should immediately cease. This is the cliff!



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Adios Wii, you fought like the champion you are, but your grandchild has carried the mantle beyond what you reached. 

Next up, PS1.



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

So Switch Sell through Passes the Wii according to Vgchartz estimates, also the first 100m Nintendo system since the Wii about a decade ago and the fourth Nintendo system to do it. Here are Official shipments, i'm expecting 10.5m or slightly more for Q3 21-22. Next up is PS1 then PS4.

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Nintendo Switch Outsells Wii Worldwide

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The Switch sold 1.16 million units for the week ending December 25, 2021 to bring its lifetime sales to 101.88 million units. This compares to the Nintendo Wii with sales of 101.63 million units lifetime. The figure for the Switch includes the combined sales of the original Switch model, the Switch Lite, and Switch OLED.

Nintendo's hybrid console has now become the sixth best-selling video game platform of all time. Next up is the PlayStation at 102.49 million units, then the PlayStation 4, which has sold an estimated 116.80 million units to date, then the Game Boy (plus Game Boy Color) at 118.69 million units.

The Switch is just 0.61 million units away from the PlayStation, 14.92 million units away from the PlayStation 4, and 16.81 million units away from the Game Boy.

Breaking down the sales of the Switch, it has sold 34.74 million units in the US, 26.90 million units in Europe, and 22.98 million units in Japan. Breaking down sales in Europe even further, it has sold 5,14 million units in the UK, 6.68 million in France, and 5.44 million in Germany.

Shipment figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 92.87 million units as of September 30, 2021, while 681.00 million Switch games had been shipped lifetime.

Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games, according to Nintendo's shipment figures through September 30, 2021:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 34.85 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 25.71 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 24.13 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 22.64 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 21.95 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 16.48 million
  8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 13.83 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.68 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 12.21 million

The Switch launched worldwide on March 3, 2017, while the Nintendo Wii launched in North America on November 19, 2006, in Japan on December 2, 2006, and in Europe on December 8, 2006.



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

All Time Video Game Hardware Sales List:

1) PlayStation 2 (PS2) - 157,680,000 (155,000,000+ according to Sony) Mar. 31st, 2012

2) Nintendo DS (DS) - 154,900,000 (154,020,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

3) Game Boy (GB/GBC) - 118,690,000

4) PlayStation 4 (PS4) - 116,798,524 (116,600,000+ according to Sony) - Sept. 30st, 2021

5) PlayStation (PS1) - 102,500,000 (102,400,000+ according to Sony) - Mar. 31st, 2012

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6) Nintendo Switch (NS) - 101,875,838 (92,870,000 according to Nintendo) - Sept. 30th, 2021

7) Nintendo Wii (Wii) - 101,640,000 (101,630,000 according to Nintendo) - Mar. 31st, 2021

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Wii = Surpassed.