Nintendo's Switch sales soar thanks to Zelda, Mario, and Pikmin.


In its initial four months, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom achieved a remarkable sales milestone, with a staggering 19.5 million copies sold.

Nintendo's robust digital game sales are bolstering the company's ongoing success as the Switch approaches the culmination of its reign as the primary console in their lineup.

Nintendo sold 19.5 million units of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, according to their latest financial statement (PDF) covering March to September 2023. The game was released in May.

It also sold 2.61 million units of Pikmin 4 after it came out in July, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe posted 3.22 million more in unit sales after The Super Mario Bros. Movie was shown in April. Nintendo has sold 57.01 million copies of the kart racing game so far. 

During the specified period, 16 games from various publishers, including other Switch titles, experienced consistent growth and achieved sales of millions of units.

From March to September, the company's digital sales totaled 217.5 billion Yen ($1.45 billion), up almost 16% from the same period last year.

Nintendo's unit sales for the Switch family rose by 2.4% YoY, hitting 6.84 million units. The Switch OLED console was the main driver of this growth, surpassing other models and boosting the overall average.

Nintendo saw a 32.8% increase in sales with the Switch OLED, while the basic Switch model experienced a 44% decrease in sales. The Switch Lite had a 1.9% reduction in units sold.