The beginning of August is synonymous with a balance sheet for most manufacturers and publishers of video games. Last week, Sony and Microsoft revealed their figures with very good scores for the PlayStation 5 (which passed the 10 million units sold mark in just eight months). The Xbox Series X/S are also achieving record sales in Microsoft’s history.

As for Nintendo, the firm is also doing very well with a Nintendo Switch that is getting closer and closer to 90 million consoles sold.

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The goal of 100 million Nintendo Switch sold should be exceeded in 2021. Nintendo says it has sold 4.45 million Switch units, including 1.14 million Switch Lite units, for a total of 45.29 million games between April and June 2021. This brings the Switch to 89.04 million consoles sold since its release in March 2017.

Nintendo’s latest addition thus jumps from tenth to seventh place among the best-selling consoles in the history of video games. Sales that should start to rise at the end of the year with the end of year holidays and the arrival of the Switch OLED that we had the opportunity to test last week.

Best-selling video game consoles in history (as of June 30, 2021):

  1. PlayStation 2 (2000): Over 157 million
  2. Nintendo DS (2004): Over 154 million
  3. Game Boy (1989): Over 118 million
  4. PlayStation 4 (2013): Over 116 million
  5. PlayStation (1994): Over 103 million
  6. Wii (2006): Over 101 million
  7. Nintendo Switch (2017): Over 89 million
  8. PlayStation 3 (2007): Over 87 million
  9. Xbox 360 (2005): Over 85 million
  10. Game Boy Advance (2001): Over 81 million
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On the games side, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizon are still the top-selling titles on the console.

Best-selling Switch games in console history (as of June 30, 2021)

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 37.08 million
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 33.89 million
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 24.77 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 23.20 million
  5. Pokémon Sword / Shield – 21.85 million
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – 21.40 million
  7. Super Mario Party – 15.72 million
  8. Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu / Evoli – 13.57 million
  9. Splatoon 2 – 12.45 million
  10. Ring Fit Adventure – 11.26 million

Four new games did very well this year with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (6.68 million), New Pokémon Snap (2.07 million), Mario Golf Super Rush (1,34 millions) et Miitopia (1,04 millions).

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