Over the holiday quarter it seemed most companies did pretty well with sales, Apple had record sales of the iPhone 11 and revenue and profit was up too. Now Nintendo has revealed its sales figures for the most recent period.

Nintendo sold 10.81 million Nintendo Switch units over the holidays which is now a total of 52.48 million in total, up to the end of last year. The company is saying the less expensive Switch Lite has helped increase sales as has the introduction of the console into China, which was in December.

Looking at the figures, back in 1990 Nintendo launched the SNES in Japan and then in 1991 it was launched in the US, and for the whole time it was on sale it sold 49.1 million of them, the Switch has now overtaken that.

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