Nintendo has sold more than 10 million Switch consoles since its launch in March, the company announced yesterday.

That figure stands in stark contrast the Wii U's lifetime sales of about 13.56m.

The console’s sales have no doubt been buoyed by the criticially acclaimed releases of Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The former won Best Family Game at the Game Awards last week, while the latter scooped up Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Best Game Direction.

Other highlights exclusive to the Switch include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Arms, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

The hybrid console has even received surprising support from third-parties, which has resulted in portable versions opf Bethesda's Doom and Skyrim, among others.

“We are delighted that many fans across Australia and New Zealand and around the world are enjoying Nintendo Switch,” said Nintendo Australia Managing Director Kamon Yoshimura.

“With so many gameplay experiences offered by Nintendo Switch, we are looking forward to seeing new players share the fun this holiday season.”

Nintendo will publish Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta 2, Dragon Quest Builders a new game in the Yoshi franchise, and more for Switch next year.