The Nintendo Switch family of consoles is heading into its third holiday season in Europe with hardware sales up significantly year-on-year, and a major sales milestone under its belt. Following the recent launch of Nintendo Switch Lite alongside the flagship Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo of Europe announces that more than 10 million consoles in the Nintendo Switch family have been sold across Europe.
Across the continent as a whole, Nintendo Switch hardware sales continue to grow each year. Hardware sales in 2019 are almost 30% higher year-on-year, and more than 40% higher than this time in 2017.
“The Nintendo Switch family of consoles is being enjoyed by millions of players across Europe, and passing such a major milestone is testament to its broad appeal,” said Nintendo of Europe President, Stephan Bole. “European sales of Nintendo Switch hardware and software are growing significantly each year, and existing and new console owners have a wealth of titles to choose from, with plenty more on the way.”
The library of games playable on the Nintendo Switch family includes evergreen classics like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as this year’s releases including Super Mario Maker 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
Since the launch of Nintendo Switch in March 2017, European Nintendo Switch owners have bought more than 36 million Nintendo-published titles, with a total of nine Nintendo-published games exceeding the one-million sales mark in Europe:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Splatoon 2
- Super Mario Party
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
It’s not just Nintendo-published titles achieving high sales, with multiple titles from third-party publishers including Minecraft, Crash Bandicoot™ N.Sane Trilogy, Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle, and Stardew Valley all selling more than half a million copies each across the continent.
Nintendo Switch owners still have more games to look forward to in 2019, including Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Ring Fit Adventure, a new experience that combines adventure with fitness. See the full line-up of games on the Nintendo Switch family website.
Source: Nintendo UK