Nintendo Switch 15 million

Last generation, Nintendo faced trying times thanks to slow sales from Wii U. Nintendo hoped to repeat Wii’s 100-million sales success, but it came well short. The tablet-focused console struggled to attract a wide audience, and it ultimately sold just over 13 million units. However, Nintendo’s next console would completely turn things around! Switch is a huge success through two and a half years, and it just reached a major milestone. Nintendo just announced that Switch has sold over 15 million units just in North America. That’s more than Wii U sold globally in its entire life!

Nintendo Switch sells 15 million in North America

Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser announced the good news in today’s press release while also highlighting some upcoming Nintendo products.

As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favorite games whenever and wherever they like. And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit Adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games.

In addition to selling 15 million Switch units in North America, Nintendo has also been doing well in the software department. As Bowser outlined, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have all sold over 6 million copies in North America. Additionally, fourteen games have sold at least one million copies in North America.


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.


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