The Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation 2 are still in second and first place, respectively, by a considerable margin. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge
The Nintendo Switch is now the third-bestselling console of all time, surpassing both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Game Boy in total lifetime units sold. Nintendo’s third quarter earnings report shows that the Switch, Switch OLED, and Switch Lite achieved 8.2 million combined unit sales between October 1st and December 31st in 2022, bringing the total lifetime unit sales for the console to 122.55 million since it was released in 2017.
That pushes the Nintendo Switch past the 118.69 million combined units achieved by the Game Boy and Game Boy Color (classed singularly as just “Game Boy” by Nintendo) and the final 117.2 million unit total reported by Sony for the PS4. Despite this milestone, Switch sales were off 23 percent…
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