The Switch just beat that in 19 months, with the latest sales figures from Nintendo confirming its hybrid console has now sold 22.86 million units. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, set for release on December 7; and Pokémon: Let's Go! Quarterly sales, meanwhile, rose to ¥221 billion ($2 billion) from ¥220 billion, behind company estimates.
"Sales of other popular titles that were released during previous fiscal years and titles released by other software publishers continued to grow, bringing the total number of million-seller titles during this period to nine", Nintendo said.
Highly anticipated: Nintendo's Switch is midway through its second year and sales continue to be incredibly solid. The company also revealed in July that the console now has 10 games that have sold more than 1 million units worldwide as of June 30. "The holiday season battle begins now".
In the meantime, Nintendo is holding a Direct later this week to show off new details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Premeditated, Country’s Attorney General Says
Saudi King Salman and Prince Mohammed met Salah and Khashoggi's brother Sahel at the royal palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. Still, neither Trump nor Saudi Arabia has been willing to implicate Saudi leadership in the journalist's killing.
While Nintendo hasn't yet released a new Mario Kart game for the Switch, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" - a port of the Wii U game - is now the second best selling game on the Switch, just behind "Super Mario Odyssey". For reference, the next most successful Nintendo console was the Nintendo 64 at 33 million units and the most successful (in non-handhelds) is the Wii at 101 million units. Nintendo's Shuntaro Furukawa represented more of a generational shift when he took became president in April, vowing to "develop the company to its fullest".
Super Mario Party is available for Nintendo Switch.
"Still, remakes and indie titles aren't compelling enough for most people to buy a new console". In May, Pokemon Co. announced it would no longer release games on the handheld device, moving the best-selling franchise to the Switch.