The Nintendo Switch console, one of Nintendo’s biggest hits, became the third device of the best-selling market earlier this year.
Since 2022, predictions pointed out that the portable device would exceed the number of sales of the game boy, according to the portable console launched by the and.
The information was confirmed through Nintendo’s first quarter 2023 report, which points out that Nintendo Switch has sold over 122.55 million units since its launch in 2017.
The report also points out that 994.30 million games for switch were sold during this time period.
Currently, the console is behind only the number of sales of PlayStation 2 (2000)-159 million-E from Nintendo DS (2004)-154.02 million units-.
By 2022, the console had already surpassed the PlayStation 4 (2013) and occupied fourth place on the global list.
Already in 2017, its release, accompanied by the game Super Mario Odyssey, was a successful one of the same year, more than 10 million units were sold.
Despite the new space, Nintendo observed a 21.3% drop in sales number compared to 2021. The developer confirmed that the absence of components as semiconductors in the market disrupted production during the pandemic, which directly impacted
In the amount of sales.
Finally, the recent report also points out that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest Pokémon franchise titles, entered the ranking of the 10 best-selling Switch games, with 18 million units sold since November 18, 2022.