Nintendo Switch Has Made $69 Billion in Seven Years
In a report compiled by TweakTown.com based on data collected by the site’s staff and provided by Nintendo, it was revealed that, to date, the Nintendo Switch ecosystem has raked in more than $69 billion in lifetime revenue.
This eye-watering sum is comprised of just over one billion game sales and around 125 million hardware sales, and even today, seven years after the console first emerged, it’s still flying off the shelves. Reportedly, the original console sold almost 90 million units, while the new OLED model – which was released at the end of 2021 – has sold around 15 million units.
$69 Billion – Nice
TweakTown’s report is detailed and it contains data running from the Nintendo Switch’s launch back in March 2017 all the way up to March 2023. It was estimated in the report that up to 94% of Nintendo’s net sales revenue during that time was made up of Nintendo Switch-related sales, with a peak taking place in 2021 – during that year, almost 30 million units were sold.
While sales are slowing down by now, there’s still a little life left in Nintendo’s trusty hybrid console. Recently, Tears of the Kingdom was released, securing some of the highest ratings in the history of gaming – before being somewhat criticised by a vast portion of the gaming community. There are accusations circulating suggesting that Nintendo fans are wearing rose-tinted glasses where TotK is concerned, but that’s a conversation for another day.
There are high expectations that a new Nintendo console – potentially a ‘Switch 2’ – will be revealed in the very near future and that the Nintendo Switch is nearing the end of its lifecycle. Last year, the console shipped more units than it did in 2018 and 2019, so we’ll have to wait and see what’s announced in the coming weeks and months before we say for sure where the Switch’s future sits.