With the Nintendo Wii U, the console was a huge flop and many were worried for the future of Nintendo. However, with the Switch, things turned around somewhat dramatically for the company. In fact, according to the latest figures, it seems that Nintendo has managed to sell 41.67 million units of the Switch worldwide to date.
This is quite impressive when you consider how poorly the Wii U did back in the day. According to Nintendo’s latest earnings, the Switch sold an additional 4.8 million units during the past three months ending in September 30. The company had also revealed that the Switch Lite, which was released on the 20th of September, accounted for 1.95 million units, which seems to indicate that the console is doing pretty well.
The Switch Lite, for those unfamiliar, is a smaller and cheaper version of the Switch. The main difference is that the controllers are not removable and it cannot be docked, where it has been designed to be played on the go. It almost feels like Nintendo is slowly trying to transition DS gamers away to the Switch Lite, although the company is continuing to support the DS consoles for now.