Nintendo’s latest financial results show strong sales for the Switch, despite a 20% year-over-year decline due to semiconductor shortages. With a total of 107.65 million Switch units sold, the console is getting ever closer to the lifetime sales of the Game Boy and Nintendo DS.
Just to further underscore its success, Switch hardware sales have now surpassed Wii U software sales. That’s right; as pointed out by Nintendo Life alumni and the all-around good egg Jon Cartwright on Twitter, there are now more Switch consoles in the wild than Wii U games. wild.
Of course, the Wii U had a rough ride when it launched worldwide in 2012. The console had reached a lifetime total of 13.56 million units sold, the lowest of the base console line. from Nintendo. Major third-party publishers, including Ubisoft and EA, began scaling back support for the console in 2013, less than a year after its release.
What do you think of this comparison? This clearly highlights both the success of the Switch and the failure of the Wii U quite directly. Share your opinion in the comments below!