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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

Switch Shipment figures (based on official financial reports)
style="width:200px" | 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 2.74m 2.74m
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]
Totals (ending Sep 30, 2017) 3.11 1.95 2.56 - 7.63 -
Total sales
(ending Dec 12, 2017)
- 10 [4]

Miscellaneous SalesEdit

  • UK:
    • Launch Weekend: 80,000[5]
    • October 2017: 300,000[6]
  • France:
    • Launch Day: 105,000[7]
    • June 2017: 250,000[8]
    • October 2017: 390,000[9]
  • Spain:
    • Launch Weekend: 45,000[10]
  • Japan:
    • Launch Weekend: 330,637[11]
    • June 2017: 1 million [12]
  • US:
    • March 2017: 906,000[13]
    • September 2017: 2 million [14]
  • South Korea
    • Launch Day: 30,000[15]
  • Worldwide
    • December 12, 2017: 10 million (Sold Through)[16]

GamesEdit

A total of 27.48 million units of software has been sold as of Sep 30, 2017[3].

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 September 30, 2017) as sourced here[17]. Other games which have other sources are referenced directly.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 4.70 million units
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 4.42m
  3. Splatoon 2 - 3.61m
  4. Super Mario Odyssey - 2 million[18]
  5. 1-2 Switch - 1.37m
  6. Arms - 1.35m

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170427e.pdf
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170726e.pdf
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171030e.pdf
  4. https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/nintendo-switch-sells-10-million-worldwide
  5. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-06-strong-start-for-nintendo-switch-in-the-uk
  6. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-30-super-mario-odyssey-and-assassins-creed-origins-top-uk-boxed-charts
  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.vandal.net/noticia/1350688288/nintendo-switch-es-el-mejor-lanzamiento-de-consola-de-la-historia-de-espana/
  11. http://kotaku.com/the-first-nintendo-switch-sales-numbers-for-japan-1793032877
  12. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-sales-surpass-1-million-units-in-j/1100-6451257/
  13. https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/13/march-2017-npd-nintendo-sold-906000-switch-systems-last-month/
  14. 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/
  15. https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/938609362125443073
  16. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/940566931987423232
  17. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  18. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171031_2e.pdf
Eighth generation of video games
Nintendo 3DS· Wii U · Xbox One ·PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita
Nintendo Switch· Xbox One X · Playstation 4 Pro

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