For a long time, the Nintendo 3DS was one of the company’s most popular and best-selling consoles. It wasn’t hard to see why, given that the Wii U was a flop, plus the ability to take your favorite game on the go was immensely appealing. However, it seems that the Nintendo Switch has managed to dethrone the 3DS.
According to Nintendo’s latest financial earnings, the company has revealed that the Switch has managed to officially overtake the sales of the 3DS console by selling 79.87 million units as of December 31, 2020. This is a huge deal because like we said, the 3DS was one of the company’s best-selling consoles in the recent years.
That being said, the Switch still has some ways to go before it can overtake the company’s other consoles, like the Wii which sold over a little 100 million during its lifetime, as well as the Nintendo DS family, which combined amounts to over 150 million units sold. However, based on the traction the console is still getting, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine if they were to overtake the Wii in the future.
The report also revealed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the company’s second-most popular Switch game so far, where it managed to sell 31.18 million copies, meaning that almost half of Switch consoles purchased also purchased a copy of the game.