The Nintendo Switch is easily the best system out there in many people’s minds. First, it was an incredible library of 1st and 3rd-party titles to partake in, and it continues to sell well even as it heads into its “twilight years.” Even with the anticipation of the next Nintendo systems and the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S doing better in sales since their production issues were fixed, the Switch is still doing well. This can be further proven when you look at the latest numbers of its US sales.
According to Gameindustry.biz, the Nintendo Switch has passed the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii by the end of July. That means the console likely sits at over 40 million units sold. The Wii was one of the best systems Nintendo ever put out, so for it to surpass it not only in lifetime sales worldwide but specifically in the US is a big deal.
As for where that puts the Switch now, the console is only behind the Xbox 360 and the PS2 in sales in the US. But, as the report also notes, the Switch only has to sell around a million more units to beat the 360, which it’s very likely to do, especially with some big titles coming out and holiday sales.