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Nintendo Switch Tops an Estimated 36 Million Units Sold Worldwide to Consumers

Nintendo Switch Tops an Estimated 36 Million Units Sold Worldwide to Consumers - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 July 2019 / 4,998 Views

Nintendo's hybrid console, the Switch, has surpassed 36 million units sold worldwide to consumers, according to our estimates for the week ending July 13, 2019. The console sold 244,583 units to bring its lifetime sales to 36,069,690 units worldwide. 

Breaking down hardware sales by region, the Switch has sold best in the US with an estimated 12,460,789 units sold (35%), compared to 9,658,473 units sold in Europe (27%) and 8,480,138 units in Japan (24%). Looking more closely at Europe, the console has sold an estimated 1,832,890 units in the UK, 1,562,651 units in Germany, and 2,427,264 units in France.


The Nintendo Switch launched worldwide on March 3, 2017.

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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aaasss555 (on 26 July 2019)

Switch sales looks solid.

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curl-6 (on 25 July 2019)

Wait, so France alone accounts for 1/4 of total European sales? Wowser, didn't realize the French were so much more taken with the Switch than their fellow Europeans

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siebensus4 curl-6 (on 26 July 2019)

The French are also the most addicted to Anime in Europe

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Bofferbrauer2 curl-6 (on 26 July 2019)

They already did with the Wii U, which sold a good chunk more in France than in Germany or the UK.

@siebensus4: Of course, considering how the 80's and early 90's looked there on TV. Club Dorothée, Récré A2, La cinq... You could marathon trough anime series all day long by zapping between the channels. A whole generation got addicted to anime back then. Merci Dorothée!

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PAOerfulone (on 26 July 2019)

It'll reach double that amount some time in 2021.

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yo33331 PAOerfulone (on 26 July 2019)

yep, there is a big chance of happening.

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zorg1000 (on 25 July 2019)

Japan numbers are off

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trunkswd zorg1000 (on 25 July 2019)

You are right. I've updated the article.

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Marth (on 25 July 2019)

Cant wait for the shipped number update on Tuesday!

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Chicho Marth (on 27 July 2019)

do you thing is goint to be more than 42.9?

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Marth Marth (on 28 July 2019)

That would be way to much, imo. I am expecting something around 37-38M

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Chicho Marth (on 29 July 2019)

i agree is 42.9 is too high, i said that number cause that is the xbox one stimated total sales. The shipped numbers are always higher than sold numbers and the report should have 2 extra weeks so i expect around 38-39

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