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Nintendo Switch has already outsold the Wii U in less than a year

The Nintendo Switch has now sold over 14 million units worldwide meaning it has surpassed the performance of its predecessor.

First released in November 2012, the Wii U only managed to sell a total of 13.56 million units across its entire lifespan. By all accounts, it was considered a failure by Nintendo.

Having only launched in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has managed to outsell its older sibling in a fraction of the time, which is hugely impressive.

With the likes of Metroid Prime 4, Yoshi and an all-new Pokemon title in development for the system, we expect this momentum to keep going into 2018.

Related: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo has also revealed the best-selling software for Switch throughout the duration of 2018. Super Mario Odyssey came out on top with a staggering 9.07 million copies sold.

It was followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which each sold 7.33 million and 6.70 million copies respectively.

Splatoon 2 and 1-2 Switch rounded up the top five with 4.91 million and 1.88 million copies sold worldwide. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 also managed to sell over a million despite only launching in December.

Related: Best Nintendo Switch Games

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