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.

Published Tue, Aug 14 2018 1:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Nintendo smashes Sony in total hardware sales: 700 million+ |

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?

Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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