Nintendo Switch Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in Just 10 Months

More than 9 million copies of Super Mario Odyssey sold

The Nintendo Switch in December officially topped the Wii U's lifetime consoles sales, with 14.86 million of the hybrid consoles sold by the end of 2017, the company announced today. It took the Wii U, Nintendo's last console, about five years to hit 13.56 million units sold.

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced that the Switch was the fastest selling console in U.S. history. The next achievement would be toppling the lifetime sales of Nintendo's most popular system, the Wii, which sold an astounding 101.63 million consoles during its lifetime.

Nintendo also announced today that it sold more than nine million copies of Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch, 7.3 million copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch and 6.7 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the console.

Those booming game and console sales powered Nintendo's revenue for the quarter ending in December 2017, with Nintendo reporting revenue of about $4.44 billion, a more than 175 percent increase over the previous year and a record setter going back to December 2009. The company says its profits for the quarter were $1.07 billion.

Nintendo sold 7.23 million Switch this quarter alone, and now thinks it can hit 15 million units for the fiscal year, which started on April 1, 2017, about a month after the Switch went on sale.