Switch Stats

Nintendo Switch sales and best-selling games of 2022, by the numbers

There’s no stopping the Switch.

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Nintendo released its latest financial report in November 2022, which shows how the gaming giant fared over the past six months. Now in its fifth year, the Switch is still going strong thanks to recent games and early hits still moving units.

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Here are the most important stats from Nintendo’s Q2 2022 financial report

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6.68m

Switch units sold

Of those sales, Switch OLED came out on top —

Switch: 2.23 million

Switch Lite: 0.92 million

Switch OLED: 3.53 million

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Despite the massive number, that’s still a 19.2 percent drop from last year’s figures.

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95.4m

software units sold

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That’s 1.6 percent more games sales over last year. Nintendo made $1.2 billion on digital sales alone, thanks in part to sales of some big releases in the past year.

2.17 million units

Mario Strikers: Battle League may not be the best Mario spin-off, but it’s still one of the best sports games on Switch, and its online league mode is tons of fun.

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2.6 million units

The best Kirby game in ages, Kirby and the Forgotten Land captures all the joy of the platforming series and adds fun new twists like Mouthful Mode.

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6.1 million units

Switch Sports is the spiritual successor to the beloved Wii Sports. While it might not be quite as big a phenomenon, it’s still getting plenty of people to waggle their Joy-Cons around with abandon.

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7.9 million units

Splatoon 3 was the biggest Nintendo release of the past six months. Not surprising, considering the glowing reviews for the latest in one of Nintendo’s best online game series.

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The report includes a lifetime sales update for the all-time best-selling Switch games

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27.79 million units

Easily one of the best games on Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still moving copies five years after release. That’s not likely to change with its much-anticipated sequel on the horizon.

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29.53 million units

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may be out of updates, but it added nearly 4 million to its strong early sales to stay at the top of the charts.

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40.17 million units

Remember that month when all anyone talked about was Animal Crossing: New Horizons? The rush may have worn off, but Nintendo’s premier life sim is still doing great.

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48.41 million units

It’s hard to imagine any game beating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The best-selling Switch game ever is great for series fanatics and it’s the perfect party game for less experienced players, too.

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