Nintendo Switch has sold 68.30 million units, thanks in part to Animal Crossing

It’s now the second best Nintendo console ever.

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Nintendo has disclosed its financial results for the last six months (April to September 2020), revealing new and surprising records for Nintendo Switch and some of its first-party titles.

The family of consoles has sold 12.53 million units, combining both the Switch base and Lite model, with an 80% increase over the same period last year. This brings overall Nintendo Switch sales at 68.30 million units, officially overtaking the NES to become the second best selling Nintendo console ever.

Animal Crossing New Horizons was the best selling Nintendo game in this period, with 14.27 million units sold. Overall, the game has sold 26.04 million units, making it the second best selling first-party title for Switch, behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is still selling surprisingly well:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 28.99 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 26.04 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 21.10 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 19.74 million
  5. Pokémon Sword and Shield – 19.02 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 18.99 million
  7. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – 12.49 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 12.10 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 11.27 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 8.32 million

Between April and September, however, Animal Crossing New Horizons was the undisputed champion, despite new releases such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 14.27 million
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars 5.21 million
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 4.21 million
  • Ring Fit Adventure 3.11 million
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King 2.82 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.32 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.26 million
  • Super Mario Party 2.00 million
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 1.81 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 1.72 million
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield 1.65 million
  • Super Mario Odyssey 1.58 million
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 1.51 million
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 1.40 million
  • Splatoon 2 1.13 million

Nintendo Switch keeps up with its good momentum in sales, despite a challenging year due to COVID-19 that forced the company to delay multiple releases over the last year.

Next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft are releasing this Holiday, and analysts at NPD Group believe the Nintendo Switch will even outsell PS5 and Xbox Series X and be the best choice for players.