The NES Classic Mini, and SNES Classic Mini combined sold 3.69 million units in the same period.
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday said sales of Switch consoles and games pushed operating profit up 30 percent in the July-September period to reach its highest quarterly result in eight years.
The company highlighted digital "sales of downloadable versions of packaged software and add-on content for Nintendo Switch showed especially good growth", of 71.7% year-over-year.
We've known the Nintendo Switch was going to be a big seller from the day it launched, with Nintendo reporting soon afterwards it was the company's fastest-selling console. First up, we have Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu! on November 16, which is followed on December 7 by the system seller that is Super Smash Bros.
The Nintendo Switch has surpassed 22 million units in lifetime sales, with Nintendo breaking the news in its latest financial report. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a game that originally released on Wii U, has sold 1.67 million units. A Mario Kart game was the top-selling title for the Wii U and 3DS.
Some other interesting nuggets of information in Nintendo's October 30 earnings release involved software sales for some of their first party titles.
Nintendo additionally announced that it has now sold 73.53 million Nintendo 3DS consoles and 371.16 million software units for the 3DS. The Switch's sales figures don't appear to be plateauing at the moment, though admittedly the console will have to do some pretty frantic holiday sales if it wants to meet its projected yearly goal. If any first-party Nintendo title in the world were to boost the Switch into Wii-like numbers, I think it'd be that one. The company grew its profit during the period by 25.4% to 64.6 billion yen ($572 million).