As reported at GamesIndustry, it seems the buzz around Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Switch’s own multi-functional design have helped as Nintendo sells through 1.5 million Switches worldwide.
Nintendo Sells Through 1.5 Million Switches Worldwide
Using data supplied to it by both Famitsu and GfK, SuperData says that 500,000 consoles were sold in the US, 360,000 were sold in Japan while Europe ‘isn’t far behind’. The data tracker observes that 85,000 units were sold in the UK while France managed 110,000.
Most of those figures were for the first week on sale, so the number will now be higher. Nintendo says its aim was to sell 2m Switch consoles by the end of March – these figures suggest it is well on its way to hitting that target. Furthermore, Nintendo’s financial reports count ‘sell in’ to retailers (and SuperData’s estimates are sell-through), so it’s possible Nintendo has already hit its target for the quarter.
Superdata is reporting that around 9 of 10 Switch owners also purchased the latest Zelda title, which itself is garnering high praise across the industry and fanbase. If you’re curious what we thought of the system, be sure to drop by our Switch review over here.