Nintendo's handheld-console hybrid, the Switch, has now officially surpassed 79 million lifetime units sold, according to a recent Nintendo Investor Relations report.
According to Nintendo, as of December 31st, 2020, the Nintendo Switch has reached 79.87 million units sold, outselling the Nintendo 3DS, which sits at just above 75 million units sold in its lifetime. Nintendo is also projecting that it will sell another 26.5 million units through March of this year, according to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad. Also as reported by Ahmad, 56% of Nintendo's revenue was accounted for via hardware sales, which is impressive considering the Switch is nearing its fourth anniversary in March.
The Nintendo Switch has now sold in 79.87 million units of hardware as of December 31, 2020This includes 66.34 million Switch units and 13.53 million Switch Lite unitsThe Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Nintendo 3DS in lifetime sales, the latter sold 75.94 million to date pic.twitter.com/CZ2gvv8263— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 1, 2021
Also announced via the investor report was that sales for Animal Crossing: New Horizons had reached a total of 31.18 million units sold as well, contributing to overall software sales growing by 43% year-on-year. Nintendo also revealed it now has 29 million-seller titles through FY21, including 20 Nintendo titles and 9 from third-party publishers.