Nintendo Switch unit sales in North America have already gone beyond the lifetime global unit sales of the Wii U.
On Thursday, the company announced that 15 million units of the favorite handheld console had been sold in North America, adding that the Switch had been the most liked console in the US for a consistent 10 months, says the NPD Group.
This is a huge increase in NA-specific sales compared to the 13.56 million units sold of the company’s earlier console, the Wii U.
Though the Switch trails far behind the Xbox One and PS4 in lifetime sales, you have to consider how old those other systems are. The Switch was introduced in 2017 while the Xbox One and PS4 were released in 2013.
The Switch is perhaps still in its early days. Nintendo just launched the Switch Lite at $199, which drops some functionality and focuses mainly on portable gameplay.
A common buzzword has been that the Switch offers very few titles. While that may be true, Nintendo said that 14 titles had sold over 1 million copies, with four of its own games (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Mario Odyssey) selling over 6 million copies.
Nintendo has sold almost 38 million Switch consoles globally till June 30, 2019