Switch Sales Top an Estimated 15 Million Units Worldwide

Switch Sales Top an Estimated 15 Million Units Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 March 2018 / 9,165 Views

Nintendo's hybrid console, the Switch, has surpassed 15 million units sold worldwide, according to our estimates for the week ending February 24.

The console sold 214,930 units to bring its lifetime sales to 15,016,043 units. There have also been 42,913,453 games sold for the Nintendo Switch at retail worldwide through January 6.

 

Looking at the software sales for the Nintendo Switch worldwide: Three games have sold more than five million units; eight games have sold more than one million units; and 13 games have sold more than 500,000 units.

Super Mario Odyssey is the top selling Nintendo Switch game at retail with an estimated 7.99 million units sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 6.63 million units and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 6.31 million units. 

Splatoon 2 has sold 4.30 million units, 1-2 Switch has sold 1.62 million units and Arms has sold 1.56 million units. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has sold 1.47 million units, Pokken Tournament has sold 1.14 million units and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has sold 0.84 million units.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments

OTBWY (on 15 March 2018)

Very good news, the Switch is a beast. Now let's see if it falls off a cliff enough to pass the Cube. Well done!


tripenfall (on 16 March 2018)

Nintendo is doomed!


progstarmac (on 15 March 2018)

And Its only the beginning of the Best gaming device these days.


DialgaMarine (on 15 March 2018)

Solid. Hopefully we get a PS4 vs Switch aligned sales soon.


zorg1000 (on 15 March 2018)

Sony announced PS4 sold 14.4 million as of Nov 22, 2014 which was 53 weeks after launch.

Vgchartz has Switch at 15 million after 51 weeks of sales.


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pikashoe (on 15 March 2018)

Is that sold or shipped for the ps4?


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zorg1000 (on 15 March 2018)

Sold


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kumangon123 (on 15 March 2018)

Is that number correct? Sony said they had shipped 13.5M worldwide as of november 14th 2014. Source: Sony himself https://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/15788978222/


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KLAMarine (on 15 March 2018)

A man named Sony.


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zorg1000 (on 15 March 2018)

It is correct, 13.5 million is shipped as of Sept 30, 2014.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 15 March 2018)

Wow. Over 15 million in a single year. That has to be beyond Nintendo, or anyone's expectations.


Mnementh (on 16 March 2018)

And people doubted the 20M figure Kimishima expected for financial year 2018.


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couchmonkey (on 16 March 2018)

See "open your eyes" thread by Rolstoppable. But yes, it is imlressive.


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Johnw1104 (on 16 March 2018)

Given how few they initially had manufactured, I'm pretty sure this far exceeds their reasonable hopes heh


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Azzanation (on 15 March 2018)

Has to be one of the biggest turn arounds in the gaming industry. Going from there worse selling to a industry record breaking numbers. Well done Nintendo. Keep delivering.


couchmonkey (on 16 March 2018)

Technically, it is exactly the same as GameCube to Wii, great job, but hooefully people will stop being surprised next time.


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Jumpin (on 16 March 2018)

Although I woukdn't say the pattern means anything. Only that they went the wrong direction with the Wii U; I would say either they should have waited for the Switch, or released a Wii HD in 2010/11.


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Slownenberg (on 16 March 2018)

Jumpin, I mean...they did release a Wii HD, It was called Wii U. It was an HD Wii that also included new stuff because they knew the Wii ran out of steam after a few years so they had to do more than just provide the same experience plus HD. They just happened to get the next experience wrong. Obviously with the Switch they got it very right. And the Wii U was basically the halfway point between the Wii and the Switch, just sometimes halfway points don't make good products.


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Deeeeznuuuts (on 16 March 2018)

What a comeback from Nintendo, well deserved!


StuOhQ (on 15 March 2018)

Xenoblade 2 was confirmed over 1 million by Nintendo already.


Barkley (on 15 March 2018)

Including digital sales and shipments...


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PortisheadBiscuit (on 15 March 2018)

Nice!


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PortisheadBiscuit (on 15 March 2018)

Nice!


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andisart (on 15 March 2018)

These numbers must be off, Nintendo already confirmed that Super Mario Odyssey sold over 9 million by the end of 2017


Bofferbrauer2 (on 15 March 2018)

That's shipped plus digital sales. But some Switch games seems to have a high digital ratio here, especially Splatoon 2 and SMO


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KLAMarine (on 15 March 2018)

that'salotsaspaghetti


Amnesia (on 16 March 2018)

Based on the 14,8 annonced by Nintendo at last 31th December, and if vgchartz keeps tracking nearly ~225000 per week until March 3rd, the official number should be around 16,8M for the complete first 12 months. Does this number beat every previous console ?


pikashoe (on 16 March 2018)

I'm not sure if you accidentally posted this three times or if it's a play on your name haha.


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Amnesia (on 16 March 2018)

Nice ha ha....nice It could be the best little joke I have seen on my pseudo. And I really don't remember at all why 15 years ago I have chosen this name.


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Amnesia (on 16 March 2018)

Nice ha ha....nice It could be the best little joke I have seen on my pseudo. And I really don't remember at all why 15 years ago I have chosen this name.


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Mnementh (on 16 March 2018)

With this momentum: three more weeks to beat WiiU, five more to beat Vita.


tripenfall (on 16 March 2018)

Wii U is already beaten


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Mnementh (on 16 March 2018)

Right, we are three weeks away from February 24th already. Two more weeks for Vita!


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Slownenberg (on 16 March 2018)

No he means the Wii U is already well beaten with these numbers. Switch passed the Wii U in like early January.


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Mnementh (on 19 March 2018)

Oh right, WiiU is at 13.6M. I somehow misread that as 15.6M.


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Tsaki (on 18 March 2018)

This just shows exclusives drive the sales of hardware. Imagine how many Switch will be sold when Pokemon releases.


KLAMarine (on 19 March 2018)

Software in general does this.


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tripenfall (on 19 March 2018)

If Pokemon is coming in 2018 they'd better start ramping up production now because that is going to be insane....


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