The Nintendo Switch has officially outsold the GameCube

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    The Nintendo Switch is on a spree! After exceeding 5 million sold units in Japan last month, the handheld-home console hybrid has achieved a new milestone with 22.86 million units sold, officially surpassing the GameCube's 21.74 million units during its lifetime and nearly doubling that of the WiiU.

    The news come from the Big N's latest financial data on dedicated video game sales units. You can compare the data with other systems' lifetime sales with the image below:

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    Sitting on the throne is the Nintendo DS with a whooping 154.02 million units shipped while at the bottom of the ladder is the WiiU with a mere 13.56 million units sold. Given the current trend, the Switch is in line to overtake the Nintendo 64, which sold 32.93 million units. Do you think the Switch has what it takes? How much do you predict the console will sell during its lifetime?

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  1. the_randomizer

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    Okay, that's pretty crazy that it's reached those sales already
     
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  2. ShadowOne333

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    But what about the Virtual Boy? :tpi:
     
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  3. Reploid

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    Not a tall order
     
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    The Switch was a nice success, heh
     
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  5. Closet Nerd

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    A surplus of 1st party hits, dat dere Gamecube...
     
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    I just wanted it to at least outsell the Wii U
     
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    I seen the thumbnail without reading the thread title and about had a heart attack.
     
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    Oh, I can see why, Gamecube on Switch would be cool
     
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    yeah well, the Gamecube has a handle.... it was portable and did not do 4K too.

    Gamecube wins.
     
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    I forgot
    I mean, that's not really that difficult. Nintendo's mainstream consoles (not counting the Fluke Wii) have sold like ass since the N64 days, of course a Nintendo portable (call it a hybrid all you want, it's a portable ;O;) is going to outsell the GC. I mean, shit, the original XBOX outsold the GC, too, and that's really saying something ;O;
     
  11. MarcusCarter

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    I don't mean to nitpick, but... The top of the GameCube logo goes off the screen in the image in the OP.
     
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    To each their own, both consoles have fantastic libraries

    And in less than two years has reached 1/5 of the Wii sales so I figure it will probably get close-ish to that when it reaches the end of its lifespan. Maybe.
     
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  13. Subtle Demise

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    Wait the Wii and DS outsold the FC/NES? That thing was manufactured until 2003 in Japan.
     
  14. the_randomizer

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    Apparently it has, huh.
     
  15. RedoLane

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    Congrats!!

    Now try to surpass the PS2.
     
  16. Enryx25

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    The DS is the second best selling console of all time.
     
  17. the_randomizer

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    Yeah, that may not be feasible
     
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    Me too
     
  19. Subtle Demise

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    It's just strange that something that was manufactured for what, like 5 years? can double and nearly triple the sales of something that was being sold and manufactured for 20.
     
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