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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 [4][6]
Total sales
(ending Mar 31, 2018)
7.14 4.38 6.27 17.79 [4]

Miscellaneous salesEdit

  • France:
    • Launch Day: 105,000[7]
    • June 2017: 250,000[8]
    • October 2017: 390,000[9]
    • December 2017: 911,000[10][11]
    • February 2017: 1 million[12]
  • Germany
    • December 2017: 600,000[13]
  • Japan:
    • Launch weekend: 330,637[14]
    • March 2017: 600,000[1]
    • June 2017: 1 million[15]
    • October 2017: 2 million[16]
    • December 2017: 3.72 million[4]
  • Portugal
    • December 2017: 20k [17]
  • South Korea
    • Launch Day: 30,000[18]
    • December 2017: 110k[19]
  • Spain:
    • Launch Weekend: 45,000[20]
    • January 2018: 300,000[21]
  • UK:
    • Launch Weekend: 80,000[22]
    • October 2017: 300,000[23]
  • US:
    • March 2017: 906,000[24]
    • September 2017: 2 million[25]
    • December 2017: 4.8 million[26]
  • Worldwide
    • December 12, 2017: 10 million (sold through)[27]
    • December 31, 2017: 14.6 million[28]

GamesEdit

A total of 68.97 million units of software has been sold as of March 31, 2018[29].

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 March 31, 2018) as sourced from Nintendo.[30] Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. Super Mario Odyssey - 10.41 million
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 9.22 million
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 8.48 million
  4. Splatoon 2 - 6.02 million
  5. 1-2 Switch - 2.29 million
  6. ARMS - 1.85 million
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 1.31 million
  8. Kirby Star Allies - 1.26 million
  9. Pokkén Tournament DX - 1.16 million (excluding Japan)[31]

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