Following the disaster that was the Nintendo Wii U, many were understandably worried about how well the Switch would do as its successor. Fast forward to today, it seems that those concerns have all been alleviated because according to Nintendo’s most recent financial results, the Switch has sold extremely well.
According to the figures released by Nintendo, they have shipped 89.04 million units of the console to date. This still puts it slightly behind the likes of the Wii which sold over 100 million, but it means that the Switch has ultimately outsold other popular consoles like the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.
For context, the PS3 managed to sell 87.4 million units in its lifetime, while the Xbox 360 managed 86 million units. The PS2 on the other hand is still holding the record at 155 million units, so it remains to be seen whether or not the Switch will have what it takes to beat it. Comparing the Switch to older consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 doesn’t really seem that fair, but it’s just for context to show how well the console is doing.
Nintendo also doesn’t seem to have plans to launch a successor, with the most recent refresh saw the company replace the screen with an OLED display and a new kickstand, but otherwise it’s still the same.