Nintendo has had an incredible few years. After the relative failure that was the Wii U, they've really made an impressive comeback. Recent figures show this is even more impressive than we thought. Here's what we know so far.
Nintendo Switch Sales
As of right now, the Nintendo Switch has sold over 107.65 million units worldwide, totalling 822.18 million software sales. These are incredibly impressive figures. To put this in context, the Xbox One (that hit the market four years prior) managed to achieve 51 million sales in its lifetime. The PS4 on the other hand, sold 116.9 million units. It seems like the Nintendo Switch is set to outsell both and it came out four years after.
In this report, a few important figures came out for their current games including Kirby selling over 2.1m units in 2 weeks, Pokemon Legends Arceus selling 12.64m units since launch, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl selling 14.65m and Bayonetta 3 still being planned for a 2022 release.
What Does This Mean?
Nintendo is currently doing well in both hardware and software sales. This phenomenal growth secures long term support for the console and also suggests what we could see in the future. Pokemon, Kirby and other cute games clearly still have a place in the market but there's also room for more original IP.
As well as this, the huge success of the Nintendo Switch will point at the next generation of Nintendo. The Switch is now 5 years old and its hardware is looking continuously outdated. From experts guessing Breath of the Wild 2 trailers aren't running on the Nintendo Switch to it's age, it seems likely we will see a brand new console some point soon. Breath of the Wild 2 is planned for launch next year. Maybe we'll see some information on the next Nintendo console then.