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Nintendo Switch Tops 15 Million Consoles Sold in North America

Nintendo Switch Tops 15 Million Consoles Sold in North America - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2020 / 4,045 Views

Nintendo has announced sales for the Nintendo Switch has surpassed 15 million units in North America since it launched in March 2017. The figure includes sales of the Nintendo Switch Lite, which launched on September 20.

Nintendo Switch sales through September have been up by more than 20 percent year to date in North America. The Switch has also been the best-selling console in the US for 10 straight months. 

"As we enter our third holiday season, Nintendo Switch is creating smiles and enjoying broad appeal, with more than 15 million consumers across North America playing their favorite games whenever and wherever they like," said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser.

"And this holiday, we are bringing Nintendo Switch owners even more fresh and unique entertainment experiences, like Ring Fit AdventureLuigi’s Mansion 3Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, adding to the system’s large and diverse library of games."

14 games on the Nintendo Switch have sold more than one million units in North America, with four selling more than six million units: Mario Kart 8 DeluxeThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSuper Mario Odyssey and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


The Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. games on the Switch have set franchise records with selling faster than previous games in the series. 


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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15 Comments
PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

So 15+ million as of Oct. 17th (today) and VGC has it at 14.69 million as of Oct. 5th.
Very close tracking. Only off by probably less than 200k.Not bad at all.

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AlbiNecroxz PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

15 million by the end of September I think, but it's not very clear

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abronn627 PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

Depends on how they get their sources, if it’s from their own tracking it can be based on the 6th or the 13th. If it’s based on the NPD, end of September should be a good option.

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PAOerfulone PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191017005908/en/

"REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems have combined to sell over 15 million units in North America since the launch of the flagship Nintendo Switch system in March 2017, according to internal data from Nintendo. Through September, Nintendo Switch sales in North America were up more than 20% year to date. In the U.S. alone, Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling video game console for 10 months in a row, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States."

Looks like it's from Nintendo and NPD and it's as of the end of September.

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Bofferbrauer2 PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

So, Switch undertracked in North America by at least 310k

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PAOerfulone PAOerfulone (on 17 October 2019)

Pretty much. Seeing as how the latest week includes the first 5 days of October, I'm willing to bet it's closer to 400k.

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Bofferbrauer2 PAOerfulone (on 18 October 2019)

91k last week... yeah, 400k is more like it

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Barkley PAOerfulone (on 18 October 2019)

Article says "according to internal data from Nintendo". as mentioned in your quote. Just because they mention NPD data later doesn't mean the 15m figure is NPD. Internal Data isn't NPD.

But like always with these figures from Nintendo though it's very difficult to say anything, because they don't give a date and they don't use decimals.

Could be as little as 140k undertracked or could be much more.

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siebensus4 (on 18 October 2019)

Zelda should have also set a franchise record with most units sold.

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Signalstar (on 17 October 2019)

That's an impressive number.

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Radek (on 18 October 2019)

Impressive... but how much of it is from United States?

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zorg1000 Radek (on 18 October 2019)

Roughly 13 million

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Facelessknight (on 19 October 2019)

Excellent sales!

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Keybladewielder (on 18 October 2019)

Slay

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