Switch Has Nearly Met Nintendo’s First-Month Sales Expectations Already

Switch reportedly sold 1.5 million units worldwide in its first week on sale, meaning it’s already not far off the 2 million sales mark that Nintendo hoped the console would reach by the end of March.

Specifically, the report from SuperData (via GamesIndustry) states that 500,000 consoles were sold in the US, with 360,000 units shifted in Japan. Europe apparently “isn’t far behind:” the only numbers the sales monitor reports for Europe are that France saw 110,000 sales and the UK sold 85,000.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said in October 2016 that he expects the Switch to ship 2 million units to stores by the end of March. With 1.5 million sold to consumers in the first week, that’s a pretty good start.

However, limited stock may scupper the console’s momentum. Switch and its biggest launch game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, are currently facing limited availability worldwide.

The hybrid device is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, outpacing even the Wii.

In our verdict, we called the Switch “a technical marvel” that lays the groundwork for “a great gaming device.” For more, check out our full Nintendo Switch review.


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