How much is that in gold coins?
Nintendo has released sales figures for its top-selling titles across the Switch and 3DS consoles.
The official Nintendo website shows the figures for the best selling titles on all of its consoles. It’s worth noting that these numbers likely reflect the number of units sold to stock stores, rather than those that were actually sold through and picked up by consumers.
For the Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leads the pack with 15.02 million units and is followed closely by Super Mario Odyssey at 13.76 million. The recently released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes in at 12.08 million units and was the best selling game in December 2018, selling over 3 million units in the first 11 days.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is next on the list, selling 11.68 million units. This number doesn’t include the number of copies that were also sold on the Wii U. If you take into account previous sales results, we know that the Wii U sold at least 1.5 million units, so Breath of the Wild likely has a total over 13 million shipped.
These numbers aren’t too surprising, as Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime said in December that half of all Nintendo Switch owners bought Zelda, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Odyssey.
The Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee games come in just behind with a cool 10.00 million making them the fastest selling Nintendo Switch titles at the time. Next on the list is Splatoon 2 with 8.27 million units sold.
Super Mario Party, 1-2-Switch, Mario Tennis Aces, and Kirby Star allies are also all featured on the list. Nintendo boasts that there are 20 titles including 3rd parties that have shipped over 1 million units.
Nintendo also reports selling 14.49 million Switch consoles over the past holiday season at an increase of 19.5% year-on-year. This brings the total units sold to up from one of the last milestones in October of 22 million to 32.27 million units. These numbers made the Nintendo Switch the best-selling console of 2018 in the United States and the best selling Nintendo console in U.S. history during a Thanksgiving weekend.
On the 3DS side of things, Nintendo’s popular kart racer is still in the lead with the 2011’s Mario Kart 7 shipping 18.11 million units. Mainline Pokemon games are next up with Pokemon X and Y, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire having 16.37 million, 16.14 million, and 14.17 million respectively.
3DS consoles have understandably not been as successful as the Switch, selling only 2.31 units during the season at a 60.5% decrease year-on-year. This still puts the console at a respectable 74.84 million sales for its lifetime.
Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter.