Total Wii sales of 6.3 million units are within reach. Nintendo’s Switch console sold 1.3 million copies in France in 2021, bringing its total to more than 6.1 million sales since its release in March 2017, the video game giant announced on Monday.
“2021 was the second best year for the Switch in France, after the record recorded in 2020”, enthused Philippe Lavoué, general manager of Nintendo France. Nintendo now hopes to exceed 7 million Switches sold in total in 2022 in the country, despite tensions over electronic component supplies that prevent it from producing as many machines as it wants.
On the games side, it’s once again the annual edition of the football simulation Fifa which topped the sales charts, adding up all versions released. The Switch, however, placed nine titles in the Top 10, with both games released in 2021, such as Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokemon Glitter Pearl which together exceed 700,000 copies in total, and other older ones such as Animal Crossing : New Horizons, popular with players during the spring 2020 lockdown.