The latest sales data for the Nintendo Switch has dropped, and it’s big news!

According to the fresh stats from Nintendo, the Switch has now crossed a staggering milestone, with a whopping 132.46 million units sold. This achievement cements its position as the third best-selling video game system of all time.

The only two titans standing ahead are the Nintendo DS, with a jaw-dropping 154.02 million units sold, and the PlayStation 2, reigning supreme with more than 155 million units. While it might seem like a lofty ambition, can the Switch possibly outdo these legendary predecessors? We’re watching closely, especially after the upcoming holiday season!

However, let’s not kid ourselves – there’s a scent of change in the air. Rumors are swirling about a brand-new Nintendo console poised to drop in the latter half of 2024, right in time for the holiday season. Whispers suggest that this secretive console made a hush-hush debut behind closed doors at Gamescom this past summer. Although Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has played down those rumors, it’s challenging to brush them off completely, given the impeccable credibility of the sources. Furukawa might be treading carefully to keep the current Switch’s holiday sales intact. The reality remains that the Nintendo Switch has graced the gaming landscape for nearly seven years, making a new console next year quite plausible. In terms of longevity, the Switch has already exceeded expectations, leaving us to wonder if Nintendo has another ace up its sleeve.


Even though Nintendo is tight-lipped about their next-gen console, they’ve let a few official tidbits slip in recent months. They’ve confirmed that it will maintain the current Nintendo Account system for a smooth transition for customers. Additionally, Nintendo aims to shrink the gap between the official announcement and the release date compared to what we saw with the Switch. If the new system indeed makes its debut in the latter part of 2024, brace yourselves for a reveal early next year.

Don’t fret if you’re one of the lucky ones who just snagged a Nintendo Switch or are planning to unwrap one this holiday season. Nintendo has committed to supporting the current system with first-party games until at least early 2025, as confirmed by Furukawa in an interview with Japanese outlet Nikkei. In fact, they’ve already unveiled several exciting titles slated for 2024, including the highly anticipated Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Princess Peach: Showtime!, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, and a glorious remaster of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. So, while the future looks intriguing, the Switch’s present is as vibrant as ever!

What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch’s remarkable sales milestone and the rumors surrounding a potential new Nintendo console in 2024? Leave us a comment below.

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