Its no secret that Nintendo’s newest console has had a big year sales-wise. In its current fiscal year the Nintendo Switch has now sold an impressive 14.86 million units. The most surprising fact about these numbers is the time frame that they were reached in. The Switch was only released in March of last year and has already eclipsed the lifetimes sales for it’s predecessor the Wii U which launched back in November 2012 and sold a total of 13.56 million units before Nintendo officially ended production for it last year.
During the holiday quarter alone the console sold 7.26 million units which doubled the total as a whole. Software for the console is also doing quite well also. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold a total 6.7 million units on the Nintendo Switch. A recent financial report from the company also entails the first three quarters from last year.
Nintendo stated that “For the Nintendo Switch software, Super Mario Odyssey was released in October and has been a big hit, with global sales reaching 9.07 million units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, released in April, has sold 7.33 million units, and Splatoon 2, released in July, has sold 4.91 million units, bringing to 8 the total number of million-seller titles for this fiscal year including the titles of other software publishers.”
Nintendo now expects an increase in operating profit and revenue for the end of their financial year in March. The Nintendo Switch’s momentum shows little to no signs of slowing down, so the only thing left to see is how the company will continue to build on their current success going forward.