Nintendo Switch outsells the SNES


Nintendo has revealed holiday sales figures for the Nintendo Switch in a quarterly earnings report. This included updated figures for its best-selling game titles. Over the course of the last quarter, the company sold 10.81 million units of the hybrid console. This was of course bolstered by the release of a handheld-only version, the Nintendo Switch Lite, which was launched on September 20th. The additional sales bring the console’s total sales to 52.48 million, placing it above the 49.1 million lifetime sales of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

The Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3rd, 2017, launching with the landmark title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game was met with rave reviews and is in fact considered one of the greatest of all time, going on to sell more than 16.3 million copies. Other best-selling titles on the system include Pokemon Sword & Shield (16 million), Super Mario Odyssey (16.6 million), Super Smash Bros Ultimate (17.7 million) and the number-one bestseller, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (23 million).

The SNES is a 16-bit console released in 1990. Till today, it remains my favorite video game console of all time. This is due to its awesome library of video games that includes Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, Chrono Trigger and one of my all-time faves, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. A miniature version called The SNES Classic was also released in 2017, which came with a total of 21 pre-installed games, including the previously-unreleased title, Star Fox 2.

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