Things look good for Nintendo. The console, whose homeland is Japan, has reached an impressive milestone with 20 million sales since its launch in March 2017.
As reported by Famitsu, the official number of sales was recorded on June 2. The list of the top five best-selling Switch games in Japan has also been updated. Unsurprisingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons remains the best-selling game on the system.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6.78 million units sold
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4.29 million units sold
Pokémon Sword and Shield – 4.05 million units sold
Splatoon 2 – 3.87 million units sold
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 3.84 million units sold
Nintendo recorded 84.59 million Switch console sales in its global figures released last month, and now that number will be even higher. The fact that almost a quarter of all Switch sales originate in Japan indicates the strength of the brand in that country. Current international sales forecasts predict that the Switch will soon surpass the wii’s lifetime sales.