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Switch Sales Top an Estimated 5 Million Units Worldwide

Switch Sales Top an Estimated 5 Million Units Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 September 2017 / 24,856 Views

Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, has surpassed five million units sold worldwide, according to our estimates. You can view the sales figure at the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart.

The Nintendo Switch reached the milestone for the week ending July 22, 2017. The console sold 272,770 units to bring its lifetime sales to 5,195,578 units. There have also been 10,106,874 games sold for the Switch at retail.


Breaking down the sales by region, the Switch has sold best in the US with 1,740,629 units sold (34%), compared to 1,398,764 units sold in Europe (27%) and 1,200,307 units sold in Japan (23%). Looking more closely at Europe, the console has sold an estimated 225,726 units in the UK, 303,712 units in Germany, and 348,925 units in France.

Looking at the software sales for the Nintendo Switch at retail: three games have sold more than one million units; five games have sold more than 500,000 units; and 10 games have sold more than 100,000 units.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the top selling Switch game at retail with an estimated 3.37 million units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 2.60 million units and Splatoon 2 has sold 1.10 million units. 

Arms has sold 741,247 units, 1-2 Switch has sold 723,974 units, and Super Bomberman R has sold 399,948 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 09 September 2017)

Well, the Switch sold 4.7 million by June 30th (, so it's probably at more than 5 million by then, but those predictions are still fairly accurate. Good job VGChartz team!

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malistix1985 (on 10 September 2017)

Maybe switch the Wii U in the frontpage with the switch? :P

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Metroid33slayer (on 09 September 2017)

All these sales are from july 22nd, that was 1 and a half months ago. These games would have sold way more by now, especially splatoon 2.

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hush404 (on 09 September 2017)

Every time I hear of the Switch doing well, I feel bad for the WiiU.

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Ganoncrotch hush404 (on 10 September 2017)


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hush404 hush404 (on 19 September 2017)

@ganon - just because it did soo poorly. The switch will quickly eclipse it.

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TK-Karma (on 10 September 2017)

Good numbers for sure :) Keep it up, Nintendo!

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bonzobanana (on 10 September 2017)

Wow France is buying about 50% more Switch's than the UK and we are similar size countries. I'm used to seeing France buying less consoles than the UK per head.

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method114 (on 09 September 2017)

Very nice I've been contemplating getting one. Not sure though.

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MarcoCigna97 (on 10 September 2017)

Well, it's clear that vgchartz numbers are wrong. Nintendo's official data puts tge switch sales at 4.7 M by July 30th while the million seller were four, five including splatoon. Maybe there are some other games that reached that goal but at least there are five million seller

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Darwinianevolution MarcoCigna97 (on 10 September 2017)

Zelda BOTW, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, 1-2 Switch and Splatoon 2 are all million sellers.

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Metroid33slayer MarcoCigna97 (on 10 September 2017)

june 30th not july.

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