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Nintendo Switch Has Already Outsold Nintendo 3DS In Japan

Nintendo Switch still has a lot of life left in it with several big names coming later this year and more planned for later including the Breath of the Wild sequel.

It appears that based on the latest sales data of the Nintendo Switch that was shared by Famitsu, the system has sold a little under 76K units in Japan last week. This puts the overall sales of the hybrid console at around 24.6 million, which is up from the 24.59 million for Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo Switch Sports also opened to respectable numbers in Japan with sales hovering over 190K. It helped boost the hardware sales of the Switch in turn which bumped from 57K in the previous week to 76K in the most recent week.

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This result sounds even more impressive if we consider the fact that it took Switch just 5 years to outsell the 3DS. It took 3DS almost 10 years to hit the 24.59 million sales milestone, which was outdone by Switch in just half of that time.

The next two consoles that are potential targets include the Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance. Both of these were handhelds that had sold more than 32 million units in Japan. It is definitely possible for the Switch to achieve this number given the huge amount of support it has received from Nintendo so far.

Greg Martin

Writer in his spare time and full time mechanical Engineer.

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