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Nintendo Switch sales reach a new record exceeding 3DS!


According to a financial report published by the Japanese giant for the third quarter of the year covering the October-December period of 2020, sales increased by 37.3% over the previous year, achieving more than 1.4 billion yen as a result, which means that it is the second best period in the company's history to date, with 2008 still the most successful thanks to Wii and DS.

The 3DS, for its part, has been surpassed by Switch, where the mobile and TV-enabled device sold at the same time more than 11.57 million units during this period, bringing total sales to more than 80 million to date, surpassing the 3DS officially to become the company's best-selling device in a long time.

Software sales increased 17% from last year, with new releases such as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity dominating the lists with the new game achieving more than 3.5 million copies shipped to stores. Digital sales also saw a 58% increase over last year, including full games, additional DLC content, and Switch Online subscriptions.

As for the best-selling games to date, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe came first with 33.41 million copies sold, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons with 31.18 million, despite its launch last year. Pokemon Sword/Shield has also achieved impressive numbers, reaching the 20 millionth hurdle.

In related news, it doesn't look like we're going to get an improved device from Nintendo Switch anytime soon. Despite rumors of a stronger and more supportive 4K version, the company has officially confirmed that we will not see any updates on the Switch platform in the next 12 months.

The statement came through a recent financial meeting, in which company representatives revealed that they did not intend to "make any plans for a new announcement any time soon" for any new devices. It seems somewhat suspicious, as earlier reports revealed Nintendo had asked game developers to "process their 4K-powered gaming versions," as well as other reports that the company was seeking to significantly empty its warehouses of older devices.

Whatever Nintendo's plans for the future, we'll have to wait to see it. Until then, here are some tips to exploit the capabilities of your Switch device.