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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


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 Dec 31, 2016) 1.20 0.60 0.94 - 2.74m -

Miscellaneous SalesEdit

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


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[7]. Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2.76 million units


Eighth generation of video games
Wii U · Nintendo 3DS · Xbox One · PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita

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