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Switch Sales Top an Estimated 12 Million Units Worldwide

Switch Sales Top an Estimated 12 Million Units Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 February 2018 / 9,204 Views

Nintendo's hybrid console, the Switch, has surpassed 12 million units sold worldwide, according to our estimates for the week ending December 30.

The console sold 445,085 units to bring its lifetime sales to 12,281,809 units. There have also been 29,669,828 games sold for the Nintendo Switch at retail worldwide through December 2.


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

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the top selling Nintendo Switch game at retail with an estimated 4.89 million units sold. Super Mario Odyssey has sold 4.89 million units and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 4.55 million units. 

Splatoon 2 has sold 3.14 million units, Arms has sold 1.25 million units and 1-2 Switch has sold 1.24 million units. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has sold 0.99 million units, Pokken Tournament has sold 0.68 million units and Super Bomberman R has sold 0.61 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Ryng (on 25 January 2018)

Yeah, sorry, i don't believe it.

Nintendo quarter report will show that the console is undertracked.

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kivi95 Ryng (on 25 January 2018)

These are just estimated numbers, they will obviously be adjusted after official numbers.

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OTBWY (on 25 January 2018)

I'll wait for Nintendo's report first and then praise.

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ROCKY223 (on 25 January 2018)

GOod news for nintendo just won’t stop

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spurgeonryan (on 25 January 2018)

So a few more to go and the Wii U will be no more.

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StuOhQ (on 26 January 2018)

Wow... I commented that this seems undertracked and got down-voted into oblivion :/

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TranceformerFX (on 30 January 2018)

I wanna see if Nintendo can keep this pace going with this year's game roster for the Switch being unclear.

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Erosensei (on 27 January 2018)

Switch it's a monster in sales, just incredible!

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Vincoletto (on 26 January 2018)

Absolutely impressive for 9 months os sales. Will probably sell around 20 million next year or more.

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Kwaidd (on 25 January 2018)

a little late and a dollar or two short...but yup

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Kwaidd Kwaidd (on 26 January 2018)

I'm not saying that this isn't a good thing, but you guys don't agree that this "news flash" is coming a tad late? The figure is at least a month behind. /shrug

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StuOhQ (on 25 January 2018)

Based on US and Japanese numbers, and the official 10m we got from Nintendo at the beginning of December, the Switch would have had to sell no units anywhere else in the world for weeks at a time for these numbers to be accurate.

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trunkswd StuOhQ (on 25 January 2018)

Nintendo announced 10 million were sold on December 10. That is 2 weeks into December for NPD. VGC worldwide estimates for the last 3 weeks of December are 2.08 million units.

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spurgeonryan StuOhQ (on 25 January 2018)

So then according to trunks it is possibly over the Wii U or close.

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Areym (on 25 January 2018)
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Seventizz (on 25 January 2018)
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