Nintendo Switch Eyes Tremendous Wii Sales Record as It Surpasses PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Published 08/05/2021, 3:00 PM EDT


It seems like Nintendo Switch is on its way to become the highest selling home console device. The title has already crossed PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 both were incredibly successful. However, Switch still sits firmly in the second position as it trails behind Nintendo’s own product in Wii. The day isn’t far when Switch will overtake even Wii as the recent fiscal report reveals a shocking increment in sales.

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The studio has produced and distributed over 4.45 million units of the console in June, reveals the company in a recent financial report.

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Nintendo Switch nearly touched 90 million mark in 2021

According to the first-quarter report, a staggering increase in sales happened in June as compared to March 2021. The company sold 4.45 million units more in June. This pushed the sales number from 81 million units to a whopping 85 million. The company is now eyeing to scale past its own personal record that is held by Wii.

The top three highest-selling consoles previously had PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. PlayStation 3 sold over 87 million units, while trailed behind at 84 million. However, these standings have been drastically changed with Nintendo Switch nearly selling over 89 million, making it the second-highest selling console. Wii still stands at the pole position with over 101 million units sold worldwide since its release in 2006.

Switch’s sales may have seen a massive boost because of titles like Animal Crossing New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario franchise, and more. However, the report has also recorded a steep decline of 21.7% in hardware as compared to last year. We can attribute this to the fact that 2020 saw the release of a brand new Animal Crossing title that became a prominent reason for driving more sales.

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The company launched the Switch device back in 2017 and has also revealed a lite variant in 2019. Recently, the studio shed light on a promising upgrade 7 -inch OLED screen model. This upgraded variant of the console will become available for purchase on October 8th, 2021.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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