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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. It is a successor to both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS.

Hardware sales figuresEdit

ShipmentsEdit

Switch Shipment figures (based on official financial reports)
Date Sales (millions) Source
Americas Japan Other Quarterly Total
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 2.74 2.74 [1]
Quarter 1
(ending Jun 30, 2017)
0.75 0.52 0.69 1.97 4.70 [2]
Quarter 2
(ending Sep 30, 2017)
1.17 0.83 0.93 2.93 7.63 [3]
Quarter 3
(ending Dec 31, 2017)
2.82 1.77 2.64 7.23 14.86 [4]
Quarter 4

(ending Mar 31, 2018)

1.20 0.66 1.07 2.93 17.79 [5]
2018 fiscal year sales
(as of Mar 31, 2018)
5.94 3.78 5.33 15.05 17.79 [4][6]
Quarter 1
(ending Jun 30, 2018)
0.67 0.50 0.70 1.88 19.67 [7]
Quarter 2
(ending Sep 30, 2018)
1.33 0.64 1.23 3.19 22.86 [8]
Total sales
(ending Sep 30, 2018)
7.81 4.89 6.97 22.86 [4]

Miscellaneous salesEdit

  • France:
    • Launch Day: 105,000[9]
    • June 2017: 250,000[10]
    • October 2017: 390,000[11]
    • December 2017: 911,000[12][13]
    • February 2017: 1 million[14]
  • Germany
    • December 2017: 600,000[15]
  • Japan:
    • Launch weekend: 330,637[16]
    • March 2017: 600,000[1]
    • June 2017: 1 million[17]
    • October 2017: 2 million[18]
    • December 2017: 3.72 million[4]
  • Portugal
    • December 2017: 20k [19]
  • South Korea
    • Launch Day: 30,000[20]
    • December 2017: 110k[21]
  • Spain:
    • Launch Weekend: 45,000[22]
    • January 2018: 300,000[23]
  • UK:
    • Launch Weekend: 80,000[24]
    • October 2017: 300,000[25]
  • US:
    • March 2017: 906,000[26]
    • September 2017: 2 million[27]
    • December 2017: 4.8 million[28]
  • Worldwide
    • December 12, 2017: 10 million (sold through)[29]
    • December 31, 2017: 14.6 million[30]

GamesEdit

A total of 86.93 million units of software has been sold as of June 30, 2018[31].

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. It was one of the top ten best selling games for 2017 in the United States

Best-selling gamesEdit

These are the highest selling Switch games (as of June 30, 2018) as sourced from Nintendo.[32] Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. Super Mario Odyssey - 12.17 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 11.71 million
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 10.28 million
  4. Splatoon 2 - 7.47 million
  5. 1-2 Switch - 2.64 million
  6. Mario Tennis Aces - 2.16 million
  7. ARMS - 2.10 million
  8. Kirby Star Allies - 2.10 million
  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - 1.67 million
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 1.53 million
  11. Super Mario Party - 1.5 million
  12. Nintendo Labo (Both Kits combined) - 1.39 million[33]
  13. Pokkén Tournament DX - 1.16 million (excluding Japan)[34]
  14. Octopath Traveler - 1 million[35]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170427e.pdf
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170726e.pdf
  3. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171030e.pdf
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180131e.pdf
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426e.pdf
  6. https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2018/01/01/the-nintendo-switch-has-beaten-the-first-year-sales-of-the-ps2-in-japan/
  7. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180731e.pdf
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/181030e.pdf
  9. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2017/03/07/32001-20170307ARTFIG00195-la-nintendo-switch-bat-tous-les-records-de-ventes-en-france.php
  10. https://twitter.com/NintendoActu/status/875373880294219777
  11. https://www.lesechos.fr/tech-medias/hightech/030677642993-nintendo-au-plus-haut-en-bourse-grace-a-sa-console-switch-2120413.php
  12. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-11-nintendo-switch-is-the-fastest-selling-games-console-in-france
  13. https://www.gamereactor.eu/news/621763/Nintendo+Switch+sets+records+in+France+and+Italy/
  14. Figaro via https://twitter.com/W_Chloe/status/968044885243777024
  15. http://www.nintendo.de/News/2018/Januar/Nintendo-Labo-Bauen-Spielen-und-Entdecken-mit-Nintendo-Switch-1328999.html
  16. http://kotaku.com/the-first-nintendo-switch-sales-numbers-for-japan-1793032877
  17. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-sales-surpass-1-million-units-in-j/1100-6451257/
  18. https://www.resetera.com/threads/media-create-sales-week-43-2017-oct-23-oct-29.3159/
  19. http://www.meusjogos.pt/2018/01/nintendo-switch-ultrapassa-vendas-da.html?m=1
  20. https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/938609362125443073
  21. http://sports.news.naver.com/esports/news/read.nhn?oid=356&aid=0000023382
  22. http://www.vandal.net/noticia/1350688288/nintendo-switch-es-el-mejor-lanzamiento-de-consola-de-la-historia-de-espana/
  23. https://www.gamereactor.es/articulos/468583/Sorpasso+en+Espana+ya+hay+mas+Nintendo+Switch+que+Xbox+One/
  24. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-06-strong-start-for-nintendo-switch-in-the-uk
  25. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-30-super-mario-odyssey-and-assassins-creed-origins-top-uk-boxed-charts
  26. https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/13/march-2017-npd-nintendo-sold-906000-switch-systems-last-month/
  27. https://www.vg247.com/2017/10/19/switch-has-sold-over-2m-units-in-the-us-tops-npd-hardware-charts-for-third-month-in-a-row/
  28. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118005439/en/Nintendo-News-Nintendo-Switch-Tops-December-U.S
  29. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/940566931987423232
  30. https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/status/954176578317049856
  31. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html
  32. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  33. https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/nintendo-labo-sales-1202890923/
  34. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426_4e.pdf
  35. https://www.vg247.com/2018/08/03/octopath-traveler-one-million-shipped/
Eighth generation of video games
Nintendo 3DS· Wii U · Xbox One ·PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita
Nintendo Switch· Xbox One X · Playstation 4 Pro