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The Nintendo Switch is a video game console made by Nintendo that competes in the eighth generation of video game consoles with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. It is widely considered to be a "hybrid" as it shares characteristics with both a traditional home console and a traditional handheld.

Hardware Sales FiguresEdit

ShipmentsEdit

Wii U Shipment figures (based on official financial reports)
Date Americas sales Japan sales Other sales Quarterly sales Total sales Source
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2017) 1.20 0.60 0.94 2.74 2.74 [1]
2017 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2017)
1.20 0.60 0.94 2.74m 2.74m
Totals (ending Mar 31, 2017) 1.20 0.60 0.94 - 2.74m -

Miscellaneous SalesEdit

  • UK:
    • Launch Weekend: 80,000[2]
  • France:
    • Launch Day: 105,000[3]
    • June 2017: 250,000[4]
  • Spain:
    • Launch Weekend: 45,000[5]
  • Japan:
    • Launch Weekend: 330,637[6]
  • US:
    • March 2017: 906,000[7]

GamesEdit

A total of 5.46 million units of software has been sold as of March 31, 2017.

Nintendo Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild opened in second place on the UK charts. Breath of the Wild achieved a 91% attach rate in France launch day.

Best-selling GamesEdit

These are the highest selling Switch games (as of March 31, 2017) as sourced here[8]. Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2.76 million units
  2. 1-2 Switch - <1 million [9]
  3. Super Bomberman R - 500k
  4. Snipperclips - 350k

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170427e.pdf
  2. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-06-strong-start-for-nintendo-switch-in-the-uk
  3. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2017/03/07/32001-20170307ARTFIG00195-la-nintendo-switch-bat-tous-les-records-de-ventes-en-france.php
  4. https://twitter.com/NintendoActu/status/875373880294219777
  5. http://www.vandal.net/noticia/1350688288/nintendo-switch-es-el-mejor-lanzamiento-de-consola-de-la-historia-de-espana/
  6. http://kotaku.com/the-first-nintendo-switch-sales-numbers-for-japan-1793032877
  7. https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/13/march-2017-npd-nintendo-sold-906000-switch-systems-last-month/
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  9. https://www.destructoid.com/1-2-switch-is-nearing-1-million-units-shipped-super-bomberman-r-has-surpassed-500k-433420.phtml
Eighth generation of video games
Wii U · Nintendo 3DS · Xbox One · PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita

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