As of the latest Famitsu sales numbers, the Nintendo Switch family of systems has surpassed 14 million units sold in Japan alone. That may not seem like a huge number from a global perspective, but consider this: The über-successful PlayStation 4 family of systems have lifetime sales of just over 9 million in the region. Furthermore, the Switch’s current JP lifetime sales have already surpassed half of the 3DS’ lifetime JP sales as well.

The Switch has long been considered a massive success and sales juggernaut, but seeing the speed at which it’s overtaking its contemporaries — especially in its home territory — never ceases to impress.

Sales info translated by Resetera


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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

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  1. WSmith says:

    Crazy and that is only Japan. I do not know if they have suffered shortages this year. Ever since Animal Crossing and Covid I have seen a few Switch Lites on a store shelf and that is all.
    I feel as though Breath of the Wild 2 will be the last huge game for Switch and the rest will be overshadowed by PS5 and Xbox Series X.
    I hope I am wrong. Switch is an amazing device, but will surely start declining if no “Pro” sort of model is released or Switch 2.

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