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Nintendo Has Sold Over 700 Million Hardware Units Since 1983

While the Nintendo Switch has seen its own fair share of successes and milestones, Nintendo themselves have just surpassed a huge one. Switch sales have been consistently climbing (pushing closer to 20 million units), but the console still has a ways to go if it wants to compete with some of Nintendo’s long-standing hardware collection.

Collectively Nintendo has sold over 700 million hardware units since it began back in 1983 when it released the NES/Famicom.

Nintendo’s IR site displays the entire span of hardware units sold across their full console library. If you like playing with numbers, when compiled, you’ll see that Nintendo has sold 727.65 million hardware units from the NES to their latest console, the Switch. Of that 727.65 million, 300.54 million is console sales, while the other 427.11 million units is all from their handheld line.

If you’re interested in what every console has pulled in, sales-wise, check out our list below:


  • Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: 61.91m units
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom: 49.10m units
  • Nintendo 64: 32.93m units
  • GameCube: 27.74m units
  • Wii: 101.63m units
  • Wii U: 13.56m units
  • Nintendo Switch: 19.67m units

New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL


  • GameBoy (includes GameBoy Color): 119.69m units
  • GameBoy Advance: 81.51m units
  • Nintendo DS: 154.02m units
  • Nintendo 3DS: 72.89m units

While some of you may not care about the numbers, regardless, selling over 700 million units of anything is an achievement, here’s hoping they also release a transparent version of The Switch console, just like Sony.

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