It’s been over a week now since the Nintendo Switch launched with the highest rated game within the last 9 years, Zelda: Breath of The Wild. The Switch has sold 1.5 million worldwide according to SuperData, 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 from the first week so the numbers are higher than what you see above. 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 says 89% of Switch owners have bought the new Zelda game – which amounts to 1.34m in sales (and does not include sales of the Wii U version).
The Nintendo Switch has had a great start with the majority of users playing Zelda with most of their time with over 60 hours being played. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe releases April 28th and the Splatoon 2 beta is this month. Nintendo is trying to keep the momentum going.