Japan: Nintendo Switch has now outsold Nintendo 3DS

by Pierre Bell

Nintendo Switch and nintendo 3ds

Despite being five years old, the Nintendo Switch family of systems continue to sell well each week in the land of rising sun with Nintendo’s competitors Sony and Microsoft struggling to gain a substantial foothold in the ever changing Japanese gaming market which is dominated by mobile gaming. David Gibson has revealed (via Famitsu) that the Nintendo Switch family has now outsold the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo Switch family of systems have sold 24.6 million units so far in Japan surpassing the Nintendo 3DS which took ten years to achieve the same sales figure. However, the ridiculously popular Nintendo DS system shifted 32.86 million, so the Switch has a way to go yet.

Japan Famitsu – “Nintendo Switch Sports” took the top spot with 190,000 units sold, just short of the 354,000 first-week sales of “Wii Sports Resort”, which was released in June 2009. Switch in 5yrs has sold 24.6m and passing 3DS which took 10yrs to hit the same number,DS 32.86m

— David Gibson (@gibbogame) May 6, 2022