Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Xbox One in Worldwide Sales

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Given that the next-gen videogame console generation is coming soon, it’s interesting to see how the current generation is doing thus far. Despite have spent a lesser time in the market, the Nintendo Switch has outsold the Xbox One.

On the week of 7th December 2019, the Nintendo Switch has sold 1,149,723 units. This officially brings its lifetime sales to 45.92 million units globally. In comparison, the Xbox One has sold 45.24 million units worldwide.

The Nintendo Switch was first launched on 3rd March 2017 whereas the Xbox One launched on 22nd November 2013. That is a difference of 3 years and 4 months. It’s worth noting that the Xbox One came to Japan a little later, on 4th September 2014.

On the list of best-selling consoles of all time, the next score to beat is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), which has accumulated 49.1 million units. With a near 4 million difference and the platform still having a long lifespan ahead of it, we expect to see it surpass the SNES sooner or later.

If you’re wondering what are the best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch at the moment, here are the figures by Nintendo as of 30th September 2019:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = 19.01 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate = 15.71 million
  3. Super Mario Odyssey = 15.38 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild = 14.54 million
  5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! = 11.28 million
  6. Splatoon 2 = 9.28 million
  7. Super Mario Party = 7.59 million
  8. Pokemon Sword / Shield = 6 million*
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe = 4.59 million
  10. Super Mario Maker 2 = 3.93 million

*Figure is based on the launch week of Pokemon Sword & Shield from Nintendo.

Source: VGChartz

Pokdepinion: The Nintendo Switch is destined for great things and I would be surprised to see surpass 100 million by the time a successor comes to life.

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