This Is How Many Units Nintendo Switch Has Sold in Less Than a Year

We all know that Nintendo Switch is a big success. Everyone loves the system and it’s been a must have console for gamers (and non gamers too, to be honest) from all around the world. But how many units has exactly the Switch sold since its launch earlier this year?

Nintendo has proudly announced that the Switch has so far sold 10 million units worldwide since it hit the market nine months ago. Nearly one third of the number was made up of sales from Black Friday promotions. With a price tag of $300 per unit, that means Nintendo has made more than $3 billion from the Switch this year alone.

Released in March, the Switch has been a big hit mostly due to the features which make it possible for users to connect it to a TV like a traditional console or use it as a mobile device. “It’s a powerful idea for a gamer to never have to leave their game experience behind. That’s been a cornerstone of our strong performance to date,” said President and COO of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime.

But it doesn’t mean Nintendo hasn’t faced any trouble with the Switch at all. Due to the increasing demand, the company had some manufacturing problems related to its supply chain.

Those problems aside, this has been a big year for Nintendo. With 10 millions units sold in various countries across the globe, the Switch is set to outperform Nintendo’s previous release – the Wii U that has only sold around 13 million units since its release in 2012. It won’t come as a big surprise either if the Switch will eventually outsell Playstation 4, which has sold 70 million units worldwide since its arrival in 2013.

5 thoughts on “This Is How Many Units Nintendo Switch Has Sold in Less Than a Year

  • December 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    I guess we shall see. I just feel like there’s absolutely no way it will maintain this pace of sales,excluding a price drop.

    Also,there are still 3rd party devs that still won’t touch the thing,so while support will be there,I don’t think it will be anywhere near what people are expecting.

    Just my opinion though,not that I care either way.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    Capcom literally just switched gears and said it’ll port games from former consoles to Switch, Megaman Collection and Megaman 11 is proof of that. There’s Dark Souls remastered being developed for it, and tons of 1st/2nd party games that are absolute bangers that haven’t been released yet. Japanese devs who used to develop for the niche Vita market are now converting to the Switch.

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  • December 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm
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    Though we’re not talking 2 battery life, the sheer portability of this and uniqueness of being a full on console but portable (vs just another super limited handheld or a large shelf top console) will continue to make it a seller.

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  • January 16, 2018 at 8:51 am
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    Impressive for sure,but let’s see how the sales are this time next year. I have a feeling there’s going to be a very sharp drop off.

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    • January 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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      You are too frank man, just wait until march they for sure

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