With the flop that was the Wii U, especially on the heels of the extremely successful Wii, many had felt that this was a touch-and-go time for Nintendo. However, the Switch has since turned things around for the company and it looks like it does not seem to be showing any signs of slowing down.
According to the latest sales figures, it has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch has managed to sell 52.48 million units to date. This is an impressive figure especially when you consider that it has also managed to overtake the SNES in terms of console sales, which for those unfamiliar, was Nintendo’s third best-selling console so far.
What this means is that if things keep going the way they do, there is a chance that the Switch could eventually overtake the likes of the NES, which is currently in second place, and the WIi, which is Nintendo’s best-selling console of all time. Nintendo had attributed the growth of the Switch with the launch of the Switch Lite, which is a smaller, more portable, and more importantly a more affordable version of the console.
There have been recent rumors suggesting that Nintendo could be launching a “Pro” model this year, but those rumors have since been put to rest with Nintendo’s President claiming that the company has no plans to introduce new hardware this year.