Nintendo has surpassed all expectations in selling more than 60 million units worldwide (home console or Lite), according to VG Chartz. It surpassed the Xbox One, which is closing in on 50 million units, however the PS4 is projected to win the 8th-gen console race using more than 112 million sold. That makes the PS4 the 2nd best-selling home console ever (behind the PS2's 155 million).
After the Wii U's massive failure (13 million units in Four years), Nintendo designed a huge risk the Switch, which makes it the very first “hybrid” console by which players may either listen to it on their own TV or on the go having a separate monitor. To date, that gamble has paid off. Games for example Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are the Switch's top-selling games.
The most fascinating part is the ability to play current-gen console games on the run, for example Mortal Kombat 11, Doom (2022), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, to name a few. This didn't seem technologically easy to do that since handhelds are usually “inferior” towards the home consoles, but somehow Nintendo pulled them back.
Yet one must wonder just how long the Switch’s success can last since the PS5 and the Xbox Series X will be out this holidays? It’s highly unlikely that Capcom will port Resident Evil VIII: Village to the Switch, for instance. But to date, Nintendo doesn’t seem very worried about that since it’s targeting a “different audience”, like always (for better or worse). But given recent events, don’t count Nintendo out.