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Nintendo Switch is selling even better than hoped, but you still can’t find one

by Ron Duwell | July 26, 2017July 26, 2017 7:00 am PDT

You might have heard that the Switch is doing pretty well for itself, and Nintendo now has the financials to back that story up. That’s not just buzz you see on forums anymore. It’s got the facts behind it. The company’s Q1 financial reports state that the Switch has sold an impressive 4.6 million units worldwide since launch in the beginning of March.

Roughly, that breaks down to over 1 million consoles a month from March until June. Not bad, especially considering it’s still really difficult to buy one.

Software is selling well, too

On top of the console sales, the machine itself support 13.6 million software sales as well. The Legend of Zelda; Breath of the Wild tops the list at 3.92 million copies sold with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe slowly behind at 3.54 million copies. Gotta find that red shell, Mario Kart 8Arms is also doing well for itself with 1.18 million copies sold since release last month.

Nintendo’s 10 million console goal within the first year is definitely within grasp at this rate, but it better hope that shortages don’t slow down the pace or completely derail its important holiday season. Super Mario Odyssey needs to be the slickest, smoothest launch in history since Nintendo has thrown all of its weight behind the title.

If that happens, it’ll be smooth sailing for Nintendo into 2018.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...