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Nintendo: Switch Sell-Through Sales 'Has Surpassed 30 Million Units as of the End of January'

Nintendo: Switch Sell-Through Sales 'Has Surpassed 30 Million Units as of the End of January' - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 3,123 Views

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa announced worldwide sell-through sales of the Nintendo Switch has surpassed 30 million units by the end of January. 

"Cumulative global sell-through, including sales outside of the major markets you saw on the previous slides, has surpassed 30 million units as of the end of January, and the Nintendo Switch business is on a trajectory for further growth," said Furukawa. "Also, all of the new titles released in succession during the holiday season also showed exceptional sales."

 

Nintendo also revealed it had shipped 32.27 million units of the Nintendo Switch as of December 31, 2018. That would leave more than two million units on store shelves and in transit at the end of the year. 


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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6 Comments

Blood_Tears (on 01 February 2019)

Time to make some more adjustments. I had a feeling this site overtracked Switch this holiday, most likely in EU.


trunkswd (on 01 February 2019)

Nintendo has not been the most accurate in the past. Over 30 million doesn't mean it is exactly 30 million at the end of January. It could be 30.5 million or even a little higher. Main thing is they are below 30 million at the end of December.


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Pinkie_pie (on 01 February 2019)

I knew vgchartz overtracked the switch during december. They had switch outselling ps4 by 1 m in europe in December which was crazy.


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trunkswd (on 01 February 2019)

Switch was adjusted down earlier today. Mainly in Europe outside the big markets and ROW.


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aris4me (on 02 February 2019)

Way to go switch!! Great console!


KungKras (on 01 February 2019)

Can't wait for E3


Evilms (on 01 February 2019)

So : 32.27 million units of the Nintendo Switch shipped as of December 31, 2018. + More than 30 million units of the Nintendo Switch sold as of January 31, 2019.


Amnesia (on 01 February 2019)

So 2M in transit is the new constant ? Because I see that the Switch numbers of FY2017 have taken a huge hit...


Bofferbrauer2 (on 02 February 2019)

It's probably more due to the holidays. With both Smash and pokemon coming, it was sure for retailers that the Switch will be big that holiday season, and thus ordered in large quantities to make sure they have enough stock, thus building up that 2M+ reserve that they currently have. Sell-through will be better the next quarters, though that possibly means a small hit in shipments during this quarter.


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Zombie9ers (on 01 February 2019)

Jan. 5th chart should drop down to 29 million then


trunkswd (on 01 February 2019)

Nintendo has not been the most accurate in the past. Over 30 million doesn't mean it is exactly 30 million at the end of January. It could be 30.5 million or even a little higher. Main thing is they are below 30 million at the end of December.


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