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Nintendo smashes Sony in total hardware sales: 700 million+

If you add up all of Nintendo's hardware sales we reach a staggering 700 million+ units sold
By: Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 14, 2018 6:00 am

Last week we saw Sony announce a brand new limited edition PS4 console to celebrate shipping 500 million units across the entire PlayStation family. A monumental achievement for the Japanese games-maker but now lets look at what Nintendo can celebrate.

 

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At the end of June this year Nintendo released their updated sales numbers for each of their products, according to the numbers when calculated together we get a total of 300.54 million units. This total is counting the following console unit sales in millions:

 

  • NES - 61.91 million
  • SNES - 49.10 million
  • N64 - 32.93 million
  • GameCube - 21.74 million
  • Wii - 101.63 million
  • Wii U - 13.56 million
  • Switch - 19.67 million

 

  • Total - 300.54 million

 

What is most interesting though is that Sony counted their handheld console sales (PSP/PS Vita) within the 500 million total, this means to be completely fair we would also have to count Nintendo's handheld sales. This is where Nintendo comes in really strong, Game Boy - 118.69, Game Boy Advance - 81.51, DS - 154.02 and 3DS - 72.89. When adding up all of those sales it brings us to a total of 427.11 million units, combining that with the above 300.54 million units we have a grand total of 727.65 million units. Clearly from these numbers Nintendo absolutely obliterates Sony when counting all hardware sales, I wonder if we will get a special 'Limited Edition' Nintendo Switch to celebrate?

NEWS SOURCES:Wccftech.com, Nintendo.co.jp

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