Nintendo's Switch now has more lifetime sales than the GameCube

Nintendo's Switch now has more lifetime sales than the GameCube

For reference, the next most successful Nintendo console was the Nintendo 64 at 33 million units and the most successful (in non-handhelds) is the Wii at 101 million units. It's now officially in the top 20 all-time console seller list and has its sights on the Xbox's 24 million mark next. Of course there were popular non-Nintendo titles made for the GameCube - hello, Resident Evil franchise - but the most popular games for the console were nearly invariably first-party.

Compared to its predecessors, the Switch is a smash hit. Where do you think the console will end up in terms of sales at the end of its lifetime? Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a game that originally released on Wii U, has sold 1.67 million units.

For context, this puts the Switch past the GameCube, Nintendo's sixth-generation console which debuted in Japan in September 2001 and went on to accumulate 21.74 million in lifetime sales. Digital sales also showed "especially good growth", with a 71.7% increase over previous year. Even this quote regarding the system's future is quite telling: "For Nintendo 3DS, we will continue to leverage the platform's rich software library and its hardware install base to further expand sales of evergreen titles".

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This resulted in a 34 billion yen ($301 million USD) profit in the last quarter, up from ¥30 billion a year earlier.

For the holidays, the Switch is sure to enjoy a huge boost in sales thanks to the game releases Nintendo has planned. Sales and operating profit came in below analyst estimates according to Bloomberg. By way of The Verge, we now know Nintendo's latest financial data, which includes the new milestone of 22.86 million units sold for the Switch.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, who assumed the role in June, said the sales target was a challenge but expressed confidence it would be reached.

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