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Analyst: Switch Recently Topped 600,000 Units Sold in South Korea, Faster Than PS4

Analyst: Switch Recently Topped 600,000 Units Sold in South Korea, Faster Than PS4 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 May 2020 / 4,708 Views

Senior Analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad via Twitter announced lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch recently surpassed 600,000 units in South Korea. The Switch reached 600,000 units sold in South Korea faster than the PlayStation 4 did. 

Ahmad also revealed that Ring Fit Adventure is selling well in South Korea.

Nintendo recently announced shipment figures for the Switch topped 41.67 million units worldwide as of September 30. Nintendo shipped 4.8 million Switch units during that quarter. 

The Nintendo Switch Lite shipped 1.95 million units worldwide in its first 10 days. The Switch surpassed 10 million units sold to consumers in Japan as of November 3. The Switch has also sold over 15 million units in North America and over 10 million units in Europe.


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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16 Comments
Mystro-Sama (on 12 November 2019)

Who is Daniel Ahmad?

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trunkswd Mystro-Sama (on 12 November 2019)

He is better known as ZhugeEX. He used to post on the forums here.

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Mystro-Sama Mystro-Sama (on 12 November 2019)

But what does he do and why does he always have info no one else knows?

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SwitchUP Mystro-Sama (on 13 November 2019)

Hes an industry analyst and insider. When he gives info, its solid gold.

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COKTOE Mystro-Sama (on 13 November 2019)

This may not be the place to ask, but does anybody have any insight as to why he left?

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Radek (on 13 November 2019)

Consoles (all) really sell that bad in South Korea? 10 millions vs 600k, that's like 1/15 of Japan sales with population being 2,5 times lower.

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Marth Radek (on 13 November 2019)

South Korea is pretty PC heavy. They have an insane amount of internet cafes where you can buy playtime for a PC with the most popular games (League of Legends, Overwatch, Custom Call of Duty and FIFA, Broodwar, MMOs) preinstalled.

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Radek Radek (on 13 November 2019)

Ok, that explains it, so pretty much like Poland.

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TheBraveGallade Radek (on 13 November 2019)

As A south Korean I can explain.

First off internet cafe culture. That's a big one-most kids don't even have gaming computers at home even if thry game regularly.

Then it's the fact that our houses are small and we have good public transport.

Lastly, our kids are all busy studying starting from around age 10. Gaming is considered a major distraction from that.

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alejollorente10 (on 12 November 2019)

I never thought that the South Korean market could be that big in terms of video games.

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Marth alejollorente10 (on 13 November 2019)

South Korea does have quite a big gaming market but its all on PC, thanks to internet cafes being insanely popular.

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Agente42 (on 12 November 2019)

oh no... it's go to thrid party route

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SwitchUP (on 12 November 2019)

It's a start in an unknown market. Hopefully Nintendo and sony can get those numbers up, the potential there is gigantic.

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KLAMarine (on 12 November 2019)

Grey market?

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trunkswd KLAMarine (on 12 November 2019)

Grey market is imports from other countries.

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siebensus4 KLAMarine (on 13 November 2019)

Blue ocean.

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