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The Switch Has Now Sold Over 25 Million Units In Japan

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In just over five years since it launched, the Switch has now sold 25 million units in Japan according to Famitsu. Just last month, the hybrid console overtook the 3DS to become the third best-selling console of all time in the country, and now it’s smashed another milestone target.

Shared on Twitter by @Nibellion, Switch sales — which include the OLED, standard, and Lite models — have reached approximately 25,010,404 units.

The five best-selling games in Japan remain unchanged from earlier in the year, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons still sitting extremely comfortably at the top of the list. The latest entry in the life-sim series became the best-selling game in Japan of all time back in February.

The rest of the list is rounded out by other popular Nintendo brands, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just under 2.5 million behind Animal Crossing, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — the best-selling Switch game overall worldwide — right behind it. Pokémon Sword & Shield and Splatoon 2 complete the top five.

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 7.26 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4.89 million
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 4.66 million
  • Pokémon Sword & Shield – 4.34 million
  • Splatoon 2 – 4.08 million

We’ve been approaching this huge figure for a while now, and even though hardware sales are expected to slow, the Switch is still doing incredibly well.

So, is the Game Boy next in the firing line for the Switch?

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