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Nintendo Switch is the best-selling home console of all time in France

Sacré bleu! Nintendo Switch sales in France are through the roof, bringing the hit hybrid past the Wii to be the new best-selling home console

Nintendo Switch sales France - the Switch OLED with two white controllers attached either side and the French flag on its screen in the middle, superimposed on a mango yellow background.

The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling home console of all time in France, according to Le Figaro, with 7.09 million units sold since its release in March 2017. The only console still ahead is the Nintendo DS, with over 10.5 million units sold as of 2016 (though there don’t seem to be up-to-date figures for the PS1 or PS2 in the country, both megahits in Europe as a whole).

While the Nintendo Switch sales in France are impressive, it still has a way to go to catch up with its dual-screen counterpart. Sony isn’t far behind in the country, with PlayStation 4 sales at around six million, and the PlayStation 3 just behind, a good way over five million units.

In Europe as a whole, Nintendo’s hybrid is far behind Sony’s PS1 and PS2 in terms of lifetime sales, and if the possibility of a Switch 2 is on the horizon, it may not reach their monster sales. If the console’s popularity has piqued your interest, check out our Nintendo Switch Lite review for more.

How much has the Nintendo Switch sold in France?

Nintendo Switch sales in France hit 7.09 million since the console’s release in 2017. This brings it past the Nintendo Wii and a little over three million units shy of the Nintendo DS, the supposed best-selling console in the country.

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That’s all on Nintendo Switch sales in France. For more, check out our guide to the best portable gaming consoles on the market today to see if you can find an alternative.