Report: Nintendo Switch sales hit 1.5 million worldwide


According to market research firm SuperData (via, Nintendo sold 1.5 million Switch consoles worldwide within a week or so of launch.

Half a million Switch consoles were sold in the US, while 360,000 were sold in Japan. Europe “isn’t far behind” – the UK had 85,000 units sold, and France had a little more with 110,000.

SuperData also notes that 89 per cent of Switch owners picked up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, equating to more than 1.3 million copies sold.

Nintendo’s official stated benchmark is to have 2 million Switches shipped to retailers by the end of the current fiscal year, which is coming on March 31, 2017. If these numbers are correct, then the company is clearly on the way to meeting that goal.

Nintendo Switch is available worldwide and is priced at $299.99 in the US.

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