The Nintendo Switch just keeps selling like crazy


By Aron Gerencser August 6 2021

With their similar purpose and design, many have come to regard the upcoming Steam Deck as a competitor of the Nintendo Switch.

However, the Switch will be a tough act to follow.

In a recent financial report, Nintendo has revealed that the handheld console is smashing records with no signs of slowing down.

The Nintendo Switch itself has, since its release in 2017, sold over 89 million units.

Not only does this give it a colossal advantage over the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but pushed it over the lifetime sales of both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

Knocking those two out now puts the Switch in seventh place among the lifetime sales of all video game consoles ever.

The Nintendo Switch has pushed the company's lifetime console and handheld hardware sales over the 800 million milestone.

Based on how the market is trending, the Switch isn't slowing down either.

With the Switch going strong, we don't doubt that the 100 million unit milestone will be crossed soon - possibly within the year, with the holiday season coming up.

The next member of the console family, the Nintendo Switch OLED will launch this October.

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