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Mind-blowing Nintendo Switch Stats and Numbers (2023)

In this article, I am sharing the most up-to-date list of Nintendo Switch stats for 2023.

You will find answers to questions like how many Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED have been sold, what the best selling Nintendo Switch games are, and much more.

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Before we dig into the statistics, let's go through some basic FAQ for those readers who might not be familiar with Nintendo and its family of consoles.

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Nintendo Switch Stats and Numbers for 2023: General FAQ

In this section you will get a quick overview about Nintendo as a company and its Switch devices.

What is Nintendo?

Nintendo is a Japanese videogame company founded in 1889. It is the maker of a number of videogames and consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED.

What is the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is a videogame console developed by Nintendo. It is a hybrid console that can be played both at home and on the go.

The Nintendo Switch family also includes the Lite and OLED models.

When was the Nintendo Switch Launched?

The NS was launched in March 2017.

What is the Nintendo Switch Lite?

The Switch Lite is the portable, handheld version of the original console.

When Was the Switch Lite Launched?

The Lite was launched in September, 2019.

What is the Nintendo Switch OLED?

The NS OLED is a revised version of the original Switch console, featuring an OLED screen.

When Was the NS OLED Launched?

The OLED was launched in October, 2021.

What Are the Main Differences Between Switch, Lite and OLED?

The Nintendo Switch and OLED can both be docked and played at home as well as on the go.

The Switch Lite is a handheld device.

The OLED is a revised, higher-quality version of the original Switch with an OLED screen.

For more details, please visit the technical specs page on the Nintendo website.

Nintendo Switch Stats and Numbers for 2023: Fiscal Year 2022-2023

In this section you will get the most recent data about console and videogame sales for the year 2022-2023, which is Nintendo Fiscal Year or FY23.

1. How Many Nintendo Switch Consoles Were Sold in 2023?

Nintendo sold a total of 17.97 million Nintendo Switch in the last fiscal year 2022-2023 (FY23). This is down -22% from 23.06 from the previous fiscal year 2021-2022 (FY22).

The breakdown of the sales is as follows:

  • The basic Nintendo Switch sold 6.14 million units, down -54.7% on 2022
  • The Switch Lite sold 2.62 million units, down -29.2% on 2022
  • The OLED version sold 9.22 million units, up +58.8% year-on-year

2. How Much Revenue Did the Nintendo Switch Generate in FY23?

The NS family generated $11.4 billions (b) in sales in FY23 (source: Nintendo via tweaktown.com).

The break down in sales between hardware (= the consoles) and software was as follows:

  • Hardware, $5.2b
  • Software, $6.2b

3. What Percentage of Nintendo Revenue Did the Switch Account for in FY23?

The revenue from both hardware and software sales accounted for approximately 96% of Nintendo net sales in FY23.

4. How Many NS Games Were Sold in 2023?

Nintendo sold a total of 217 million games in the fiscal year 2022-2023. This is down -9% from 235 million from the previous fiscal year 2021-2022.

5. What Was the Best Selling NS Game in 2023?

The best selling game for Nintendo Switch in the fiscal year 2022-2023 was Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet with 22.1 million software units sold.

The second top selling game was Splatoon 3 with 10.6 million units sold.

The third best-seller was Nintendo Switch Sports with 9.6 million units sold.

6. What Were the Top 10 Best Selling Games for NS in 2023?

The following are the Top 10 NS Best Selling Games for the fiscal year 2022-2023*:

  1. Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet, 20.7m
  2. Splatoon 3, 10.2m
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports, 9m
  4. Mario Kart Deluxe 8, 8.1m
  5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land, 3.8m
  6. Animal Crossing, 3.6m
  7. Mario Party Superstars, 3.3m
  8. Super Smash Bros Ultimate, 2.9m
  9. Mario Strikers: Battle League, 2m
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3, 1.6m

*Please note these are Global Sell-Through numbers by title and might differ from previously released numbers.

7. How Many Games Sold More than 1 Million Copies in FY23?

35 Nintendo games reached the 1-million copy mark in the fiscal year 2022-2023.

8. How Many People Play Nintendo Switch Games?

The total number of annual playing users of Nintendo Switch games is 114 million as of March 2023 (source: Nintendo Japan via  Shacknews.com).

Nintendo Switch Stats and Numbers for 2023: All Time Data

In this section you will get  the most recent data about the all-time sales for both Nintendo hardware and software .

9. How Many Nintendo Switch Consoles Have Been Sold So Far (All-Time)?

Nintendo sold a total of 129.5 million NS units as of June 2023. This makes the NS the third best selling gaming console of all times.

The breakdown of the sales is as follows (source: Nintendo via Tweaktown.com)*:

  • Nintendo Switch, 89.5m
  • Lite, 21m
  • OLED, 15m

*These numbers were as of March 2023.

10. How Much Revenue Has the NS Family Generated So Far for Nintendo (All-Time)?

The Switch family of consoles has generated a total of $69b in sales as of March 2023 (source: Nintendo via  tweaktown.com).

11. What Percentage of Nintendo Revenue Has the Switch Accounted for So Far?

The three consoles combined along with software have accounted for approximately 94% of Nintendo net sales as of March 2023.

12. How Many Switch Games Did Nintendo Sell in Total (All-Time)?

Nintendo sold a total of 994.3m games globally as of February 2023.

13. What Are the Best Selling Games of All-Time for Nintendo Switch?

The following are the all-time top-selling games for Nintendo Switch as of June 2023 (source: statista.com):

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 55.4 million (m) units sold
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 42.7
  3. Super Smash Bros, Ultimate, 31.7
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 30.6
  5. Super Mario Odyssey, 26.4
  6. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield, 25.9
  7. Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet, 22.6
  8. Super Mario Party, 19.3
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, 18.5
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, 16.1

14. How Many Nintendo Switch Consoles Have Been Sold in the US (All-Time)?

Nintendo has sold a total of 49m NS units in the Americas as of July 2023 (source: Circana via Nintendolife.com).

15. How Many NS Consoles Have Been Sold in Europe (All-Time)?

Nintendo has sold a total of 32.3m units in Europe as of June 2023 (source: vgchartz.com).

16. How Many Switch Consoles Have Been Sold in Japan (All-Time)?

Nintendo has sold a total of 30.1m units in Japan as of July 2023 (source: vgchartz.com).

17. How Many Switch Consoles Have Been Sold in the Rest of the World (All-Time)?

Nintendo has sold a total of 19.5m units in the Rest of the World as of July 2023 (source:  vgchartz.com).

Nintendo Switch Stats and Numbers for 2023: Takeaways

Below you can find some quick takeaways from the blog post:

  • The Nintendo Switch is the third best-selling console with +129 million units sold globally as of 2023
  • It sold 17.9 million hardware units in FY23 and 129.5 million since its launch in 2017
  • It represents 94% of Nintendo net sales
  • The best-selling NS game in FY23 was Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet with 20.7m copies sold
  • The best-selling NS game of all-time is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 55.4 million (m) units sold

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