Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch Consoles According to SuperData

Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch consoles according to data supplied by GfK and Famitsu to SuperData. The data tracking firm states that 500,000 consoles were sold in the United States, 360,000 were sold in Japan, with Europe performing comparably to Japan. SuperData points out that 110,000 Switch consoles were sold in France along with 85,000 units sold in the United Kingdom. 

These figures are mainly being sourced from the first week of sales, so it is very likely that the current total of Nintendo Switch consoles sold is higher than 1.5 million units. Nintendo President Kimishima has stated that the company expects to sell 2 million units of the brand new console in their March quarter. Kimishima-san's estimate is based on Nintendo's expected "sell-in" to retailers while SuperData's estimates are based on "sell-through" to customers. This means it is very likely that Nintendo will hit their target for the final quarter of their fiscal year ending March 31.

Another interesting datapoint brought up by SuperData is that 89% of Nintendo Switch purchasers also bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This adds up to more than 1.3 million units of the game sold, not including the copies of the game sold for Wii U. This has already proven to be an impressive launch for the Big N, with the Nintendo Switch outpacing Wii in its first 2 days of sales. Only time will tell if Nintendo is truly playing with power as the early adopter wave of mania subsides.

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