Nintendo Switch has now sold more than N64

Smash Bros. Ultimate sales pass those of the Wii U console.

Nintendo's latest financial figures paint a pretty positive picture, with excellent sales of exclusive games such as Smash Bros. and Pokémon Let's Go, as well as continued strong sales of older titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has notched up an impressive 13.8m copies sold since its launch last December - more than the entire userbase of the Wii U. (For comparison, the Wii U's Smash Bros. sold 5.3m copies.)

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have sold a combined 10.63m copies, while revamped Wii U port New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has shifted 3.31m since January.

In total, 23 Nintendo Switch games sold more than a million copies each last year.

Nintendo Switch hardware sales have now hit 34.74m units - almost triple the Wii U's final tally, and a third of Wii's final total. It has overtaken N64, which sold 32.9m.

All of that said, Nintendo had planned to sell slightly more consoles than this. Originally, it had bullishly aimed for 20m over the 12 months ending on 31st March 2019, before revising this to 17m. In reality, it sold 16.95m. Some new Switch hardware revisions may help.

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