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Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 79 Million Units, Surpassing The 3DS In Lifetime Sales

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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. 

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.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore