Nintendo Switch Outsells GameCube’s Lifetime Sales

Gamers should be especially proud of their achievement because it has been reported that Nintendo Switch has now surpassed sales of the GameCube and the Wii U.

Nintendo Switch has been selling rather well for the past year and a half. During the six months ending Sept. 30th, 5.07 million Switch consoles were sold, which was a 3.7 per cent increase year-on-year. In lifetime sales, Switch reached over 22 million units, which surpasses the Wii U’s 13.6 million units.

The next most successful Nintendo console was the Nintendo 64 at 33 million units while the most successful in non-handhelds is the Wii at 101 million units.

On the other hand, though it didn’t perform as well as the Xbox or PlayStation 2 in its lifetime, GameCube still managed to shuffle off 21.7 million units during its run.

GameCube may not have the killer library that the Switch has now, with games like “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” “Splatoon,” “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Super Mario Odyssey,” but it is still home to memorable favorites like “Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II” and the iconic “Super Smash Bros. Melee.”

In other news, Nintendo is holding a Direct later this week to show off new details about the upcoming “Super Smash Bros Ultimate.”

By: Maytinee Kramer

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