Nintendo Switch sales are on the decline, but the console has hit a new record for total sales
Nintendo is being cautious and has adjusted its expectations for 2023 after hardware sales did not perform as expected during the holiday season. Nintendo is estimating that it will sell 18 million Switch consoles and 205 million game copies during its full fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2023.
Despite the decline in sales, Nintendo did note that the “number of annual playing users is increasing,” estimating it had 122 million annual playing users from January to December 2022. The console has sold a very impressive 122.5 million units since its launch in 2017, with software sales accounting for 994.30 million copies sold. The Switch is now the third best-selling video game console of all time, trailing behind the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo DS family of handheld consoles.