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Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Consoles Sold in Europe

Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Consoles Sold in Europe - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2019 / 2,944 Views

Nintendo of Europe announced the Nintendo Switch has sold over 10 million consoles across Europe since it launched on March 3, 2017. This news comes soon after the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite on September 20.

Worldwide the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite helped push Switch sales to nearly 600,000 units during launch week, according to VGChartz estimates. The Switch Lite also pushed sales up to 196,364 units in the Americas at launch, 108,178 units in Europe and 272,210 units in Asia.

Some upcoming releases for the Nintendo Switch include Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


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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8 Comments
Ryng (on 10 October 2019)

can't wait to see Nintendo shipments numbers by the end of the month, gonna be easy over 40 million!

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Barkley Ryng (on 11 October 2019)

We should get a forecast revision at same time too. I can't imagine they'll be sticking with 18m.

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Zenos (on 10 October 2019)

Glad to be one of those 10 million.

  • +3
SanAndreasX (on 10 October 2019)

Is this the best Nintendo has ever done in Europe?

  • +1
PAOerfulone SanAndreasX (on 10 October 2019)

Not quite. The Wii and DS sold through more units in the same timeframe.

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Barkley SanAndreasX (on 11 October 2019)

Posted these in the thread, will copy them here. This is how other systems were doing in Europe this much time after launch, according to VGC Figures:

PS4 - 16.53m
Wii - 16.35m
DS - 13.2m
PS3 - 8.95m
3DS - 7.87m
PSP - 7.79m
XBO - 5.74m
360 - 5.57m
Vita - 2.95m
WiiU - 2.25m

  • +2
Alistair SanAndreasX (on 11 October 2019)

Well, the Switch launch timing was a bit weird. We don't have 2 x Christmas seasons yet.

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siebensus4 (on 10 October 2019)

Congrats VGC, very accurate numbers!

  • +1