Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in 2019 for the North American market outselling PS4 and Xbox One. It has now hit 15 million sales milestone.
Nintendo has now announced through a press release that the Nintendo Switch and Lite, which launched in September, has now sold a cumulative 15 million units in North America. The system launched in the market in March 2017 and has continued to do well there.
Nintendo has reported an increase in the sales of the hardware with a percentage of 20% year over year. This can be attributed to the success of major new software that has launched this year including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Mario Maker 2, and Astral Chain. Nintendo is also launching a brand new Pokémon for release later this year just in time for the Holiday season.
“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,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “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.”
Another important metric that was shared in the press release was regarding the number of million-selling games on the Nintendo Switch. There are apparently 14 games that have crossed the one million sales mark in North America making it a successful territory for Nintendo. Four of these have sold more than six million units. This includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.