It’s been another massive year for the Switch. Last week, Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report revealed how the hybrid system had shifted 12.53 million units worldwide in six months between April and September this year.
We’ve now got even more good news to share about the system. According to NPD’s video game industry analyst, Mat Piscatella, the Nintendo Switch sold more units (in the US) in its third quarter of this year than any platform since the Nintendo DS in the third quarter of 2009. Woah!
The Switch has now reached a grand total of 68.30 million hardware sales globally, so it’s no surprise to hear it’s performing well across certain regions. In saying this, it’s still got a while to go if it ever wants to catch up to a Nintendo system like the DS – which managed to shift 154.02 units back in the day.
Games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons have also boosted Switch sales this year – with this particular game selling more than 26 million copies since its launch in March. Have you purchased a new Switch in 2020? Leave a comment down below.