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The PlayStation brand may be celebrating its 25th anniversary (and we wish them and all their fans well), but it looks like Nintendo decided to crash their party a bit in Japan. As of last weekend, the Nintendo Switch has surpassed lifetime sales of the PlayStation 3 console in their home country.

The PlayStation 3 rests at about 10.25 million Japanese lifetime sales, having ended production back in 2017 after over a decade on shelves, originally launched back in 2006. The Switch, nearing the start of its third year, has hit 10.43 million with no signs of stopping. Again, these figures are only for Japan, so Nintendo’s dominant Black Friday showing isn’t a factor. For reference, the Switch’s worldwide numbers rest at over 38 million as of last month.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.