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Nintendo has sold over 700 million total hardware units

Switch sales inch closer to 20 million, 3DS nears 73 million units

The Nintendo Switch is scooting ever closer to the 20 million units sold milestone, but it still has a ways to go to stand toe-to-toe with much of the rest of Nintendo's console library. Altogether, Nintendo has sold over 700 million hardware units, console and handheld, since it began with the NES/Famicom in 1983.

Nintendo's IR site shows total lifetime units sold hardware numbers across all Nintendo consoles which, when totaled, show that Nintendo has sold 727.65 million units of hardware from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. 300.54 million units of that encompassed console sales, and 427.11 million units were handheld devices.

Here is the full breakdown:

Consoles

  • Nintendo Switch: 19.67m units
  • Wii U: 13.56m units
  • Wii: 101.63m units
  • GameCube: 27.74m units
  • Nintendo 64: 32.93m units
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom: 49.10m units
  • Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: 61.91m units

Handheld

  • Nintendo 3DS: 72.89m units
  • Nintendo DS: 154.02m units
  • GameBoy Advance: 81.51m units
  • GameBoy (includes GameBoy Color): 119.69m units

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