Nintendo has released its latest fiscal report for 2018, which includes all of its current hardware and software sales.
The fiscal report has revealed that the Nintendo Switch has currently sold 22.86 million units around the world, with 111.10 million units of software sold.
These numbers mean that the Nintendo Switch has outsold another Nintendo console, as the last fiscal report confirmed that the Switch had outsold the Wii U, while these new numbers reveal that the Switch has now outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo GameCube.
The Nintendo GameCube only sold 21.74 million hardware units during its lifetime. The Switch has yet to beat the GameCube's lifetime software sales of 208.57 million units, but that seems like a pretty achievable goal considering what has been accomplished over the past year and a half.
These new numbers will soon receive a major boost in the form of the 2018 holiday season, which has a few incredible titles that can help the Nintendo Switch beat the 30 million mark.
Nintendo has several Switch bundles in line for the holidays which include games like Diablo 3, Fortnite, and Super Mario Party.
The two big games of Nintendo's upcoming holiday season are Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, both of which are promising to be huge games for the system. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee are remakes of Pokémon Yellow that are integrated with the mega-popular Pokémon Go games. These two titles are promising to be Nintendo's biggest games this Christmas.
There is also Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coming in December, which promises to be the biggest Smash Bros. experience yet, especially if the characters in the recent leaks are coming to the game.
The next milestone for Nintendo to hit with the Switch is 33 million hardware sales, which will put it ahead of the lifetime sales of the Nintendo 64. The next milestone after that for the Switch would be 50 million sales, which would put it ahead of the lifetime sales of the Super Nintendo.
Sony is still the marketplace leader, as the PlayStation 4 is currently sitting at 86.1 million units sold, but Nintendo has done incredibly well in such a small period of time.
The 2018 holiday season is promising to be a big one for the Nintendo Switch and with games like Animal Crossing, Bayonetta 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Metroid Prime 4 coming in 2019, it seems like Nintendo still has a shot at defeating Microsoft and Sony.