Okay, now we're getting into crazy successful territory here. We all knew the Switch was doing phenomenally well, but a new milestone has been hit in Japan that's pretty surprising.
When all was said and done for the Wii in Japan, it moved 12.75 million units. Add another 48 million in the Americas and 40 million for other regions, and you get to roughly 101 million sold altogether. I don't think anyone would argue the Wii to be anything other than a hit, but in Japan, the Switch is already topping it.
As of this week in Japan, the Switch has sold 12,801,222 units. That's for all versions of the Switch combined (Switch and Switch Lite). To think that the Switch has surpassed the Wii in just three years is mind-boggling. It makes a bit more sense when you look at things from a portable perspective, but still, an impressive tally nonetheless.
With the Switch facing shortages in Japan for quite some time, you have to wonder just how much higher the total install base could have been by now.