Switch Hardware: 7.63 million units Software: 27.48 million units
Nintendo 3DS Hardware: 68.98 million units Software: 343.07 million units Wii U Hardware: 13.56 million units Software: 100.85 million units Best Selling Switch Software 1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 4.70 million pcs.
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 4.42 million pcs.
3. Splatoon 2 3.61 million pcs.
4. 1-2-Switch 1.37 million pcs.
5. ARMS 1.35 million pcs.
No idea if this includes eShop-only stuff, but I guess it is unlikely that any eShop-only title has topped 1.35 million. I imagine Super Mario Odyssey will be up near the top soon enough.
@r_hjort True. Would need multiple Switches to pull that off.
I DO miss some stuff about the Wii U. In fact, I told my nieces and nephews they could have it, but I've been dragging my feet on giving it to them because it's my convenient touch-enabled remote for Netflix now! What am I going to do, go back to selecting tv shows and movies with a digital pad and buttons like a caveman?!
I wonder how much it would cost to make a touch-enabled, streaming controller for the Switch. Probably a lot.
That's how I felt the first time I played the Switch. Like, the Switch was supposed to be the Wii U, but Nintendo opted for something more traditional in the console space and it fell flat in the eyes of most consumers.
The Wii U was an interesting idea, asymmetrical gameplay generally didn't work as well when the screens weren't right next to each other (like on the DS or 3DS), and not allowing the Game Pad to function too far away from the console (I do understand why that was a thing) was a bummer.
Still, Wii U was a great little system that had some amazing titles, a fun social network, and it laid down some of the basic groundwork for the Switch. It deserved better, and I hope folks give its games the chance when some of them (hopefully) migrate to the Switch.
I've seen some people saying stuff like "I kind of hate the Wii U now that the Switch is out" and I'm like wow, sure the Wii U has many faults (sluggish OS, poor quality GamePad screen are on top of my list), but I've also been playing Hyrule Warriors co-op with my girlfriend recently, each on our own screen. I'm gonna miss that.
@Guillaume Yeah, I've always loved my clunky and misunderstood Wii U, and I can't see that changing. Even though it's technically dead (and pretty much was before the Switch was even out) I still play lots of terrific games on it, and I would likely have used it for Miiverse posting if the Switch hadn't killed that. I can still enjoy playing NintendoLand with my nephew, and ZombiU on the Wii still feels scary and unique as far as I'm concerned.
Man, I was hoping 3DS would have been pushed over the 70M mark by now. Still, 68.98M is nothing to sneeze at. I don't see making it over that next 1.2M to be too difficult either by the end of the holiday season or by the end of March 2018.
I'm holding out hope that the 3DS eventually matches (or at least comes close) to the total sales of the GBA (around 80M IIRC) but...not sure how realistic that would be at this point. 10M more units sold for a system that will soon be 7 years old? In this era? Hope springs eternal, but when Nintendo has the new portable hotness with the Switch out, how likely is that 80M number anymore?
@Guillaume Yeah. The Switch is going to keep consuming the Wii U's flesh to become stronger, but, man, was that first-party lineup stellar. In a way, the Switch validates the Wii U's lineup, but it will soon invalidate its existence.
I think people are a bit too confident that Nintendo can continue its current level of first-party output on the Switch. They're going to run out of underappreciated classics to port from the Wii U eventually. But not before Smash and Super Mario 3D World!
Also, I still think that Nintendoland is a phenomenal package. I'd love to see it come back in Dual Switch format! And I hope that the Wii Sports franchise gets another chance.
A pretty crazy turnaround from the Wii U for sure.
I hate the GamePad so the Switch is way better than the Wii U on that front. But I really miss Miiverse and the Wara Wara Plaza, those were easily the best part of Wii U. The Switch is just so plain and boring.