As of December 26th 2020, in keeping with sales-tracking website online VGChartz, the Nintendo Transfer has in the end outsold the 3DS, hitting an estimated 76,285,948 gadgets offered. The 3DS, launched in 2011, has to this point offered 75,906,986 gadgets.
The “Checklist of best-selling recreation consoles” web page of Wikipedia hasn’t been up to date on the time of writing, however the Transfer’s greater gross sales on the finish of ultimate 12 months – definitely because of Christmas purchases – would bump it as much as being the 11th best-selling console of all time, at the back of the Sport Boy, the Wii, and the Nintendo DS circle of relatives. The Transfer has a option to move till it reaches the highest 5, regardless that – the cutoff is 102 million gadgets offered.
Alternatively, with the Transfer promoting greater than each and every different console mixed ultimate 12 months, we may well be seeing the upward push of a worthy successor to the Wii’s lifetime gross sales (101.63 million). It is also price noting that the 3DS has been out for just about ten years, and the Transfer controlled to make the similar choice of gross sales in simply 3 years – and given the predictions that we would see a Transfer Professional this 12 months, that quantity can most effective move up.
Should you’ve learn all this and you might be nonetheless hungry for extra gross sales figures, then take a look at this visualisation of the ultimate 20 years of Nintendo console gross sales, or examine how Animal Crossing: New Horizons helped the United Kingdom online game trade cross £four billion for the primary time. If that is nonetheless no longer sufficient, you could be past our assist.
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