While this still may be unofficial news but apparently, according to vgchartz‘s estimates, Nintendo Switch sales just might have surpassed Xbox One sales. By December 7, 2019 Switch sales were at 1,149,723 units which brought its lifetime sales to 45.92 million units globally. Put that in comparison with 45.24 million units sold of Microsoft’s Xbox One and we may just have a winner.

However, bear in mind that these are just estimates and until an official word comes out from either of the party, we can not set this stone. Be that as it may, why is this of interest is the real question? Well, this Hybrid console is something that really shook the video game fans of their seats three years back when it rolled out.

Since then this console has been nailing down the market with massive sales. The demand for this console and its games is just a remarkable aspect. While Xbox and PlayStation consoles are the actual competitors, Nintendo Switch coming in between them has really changed the way gaming works.

Check below some of the top 10 best selling games for Switch as per the shipment figures of Nintendo through September 30th this year.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.01 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 15.71 million
  • Super Mario Odyssey – 15.38 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.54 million
  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.28 million
  • Splatoon 2 – 9.28 million
  • Super Mario Party – 7.59 million
  • Pokemon Sword / Shield – 6 million*
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 4.59 million
  • Super Mario Maker 2 – 3.93 million

Having said that if these Nintendo Switch sales estimates are genuine then up next would be to surpass the 49.10 million units benchmark of Nintendo’s very own Super Nintendo Entertainment System aka (SNES).

Apart from all that, we all know that the Gaming industry is ever-evolving and the recent induction of Google Stadia like platforms which is cloud-based and apparently does not require any type of console rather a device, perhaps a mobile or a laptop, or even a very low-end PC with a good internet-only could really change the way how we play games, yet again.

Still, all of these consoles still have time before Stadia nails down the market because the number of games available on it is pretty low at the moment. Plus we have Sony and Microsoft working on the next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Scarlett as well also taking into account the cloud technology usage, they might also surprise, you never know.

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I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.