The Nintendo Switch has been a huge commercial success since launching worldwide over two and a half years ago on March 3, 2017. We knew that, as of the end of June, the hybrid console was nearing a whopping 37 million units sold. Now, thanks to a tweet from the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter account, we know that a significant portion of sales has come from Europe as the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the ten million units sold mark in the territory.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 10, 2019
The total ten million mark includes the combined sales of the original hybrid Nintendo Switch and the not so hybrid,cheaper, and recently released Nintendo Switch Lite. We already knew the new Nintendo Switch Lite did extremely well when it released in Japan, so it makes sense that the handheld only version of the console is doing well in Europe as well.
This sales success isn’t the only recent Europe adjacent good news for Nintendo either. Recently, the UK high court ruled in the company’s favor to make major internet service providers block access to illegal Nintendo Switch hack sites in the country. However, the company is also still dealing with Joy-Con drift issues that both the original and Lite versions of the Switch are still impacted by. Apparently, the company is already trying to fix this issue on the Switch Lite as a new version of that model is in development.
It’ll be interesting to see exactly how much the European sales account for in the total worldwide sales numbers whenever Nintendo next releases that information. It’s currently significantly over a quarter of the total of the near 37 million end of June number. It’ll also be interesting to see how much impact the Switch Lite will have on the console’s total sales success.