The most recent franchise instalment achieved the sales figure, which represents 30% of Nintendo Switch’s 52.48 million owners, in less than two months.
The figures mean Sword and Shield is already Nintendo Switch’s fifth best-selling title ever.
In Brief: Switch software sales
The updated figure means 43% of Switch owners now own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Luigi’s Mansion 3, which released on October 31, has sold 5.37 million units, placing the title just within the Switch’s top ten best-selling list.
Fitness title Ring Fit Adventure has sold 2.17 million units, while PlatinumGames‘ Switch exclusive Astral Chain has sold 1.03 million.
On the hardware front, Nintendo Switch has now outsold the Super NES to become the Japanese company’s third best-selling home console and its seventh best-selling games system overall.
Nintendo Software Sales (Apr-Dec 2019 / Life to date total)
Super Mario Maker 2 5.04M / 5.04M
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 4.19M / 4.19M
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 6.27M / 22.96M
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3.56M / 16.34M
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 2.54M / 5.85M
Astral Chain 1.03M / 1.03M
Ring Fit Adventure 2.17M / 2.17M
Super Mario Party 2.72M / 9.12M
Pokémon Sword and Shield 16.06M / 16.06M
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.87M / 17.68M
Luigi’s Mansion 3 5.37M / 5.37M
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 1.02M / 1.02M
Splatoon 2 1.1M / 9.81M
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 2.58M / 2.58M
Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee 1.13M / 11.76M
Super Mario Odyssey 2.15M / 16.59M
Nintendo Switch Top 10 selling games
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 22.96m
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 17.68m
Super Mario Odyssey 16.59m
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 16.34m
Pokémon Sword and Shield 16.06m
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee 11.76m
Splatoon 2 9.81m
Super Mario Party 9.12m
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 5.85m
Luigi’s Mansion 3 5.37m