The Nintendo Switch Has Already Sold Half of the Wii U’s Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Has Another Strong Quarter, Selling Another 2.93 Million Switch Units

With its latest financial report,  Nintendo has boldly increased its sales forecast for the Switch after another successful quarter. The company is now expecting to ship 14 million units before the end of the financial year (March 2018), which is up from their original 10 million projection.

2.93 million Switch units were sold during the July-September quarter, bringing the worldwide sales to 7.63 million since its early March launch seven months ago. Let that sink in for just a second. If we compare that number to the lifetime sales of the Wii U — 13.56 million over five years — the Switch has already sold half of its predecessor. If Nintendo is correct in its prediction, then the Switch will outsell the Wii U in a single year. Now that is a comeback!

On the software side, more than 27.48 million Switch games have been sold. Splatoon 2, specifically, has sold an impressive 3.61 units since its July 21st release. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continue to be massive hits selling 4.7 million units and 4.42 million units respectively. Launch title 1-2 Switch has sold a respectable 1.37 million while ARMS has sold 1.35 million. In the case for ARMS, that’s not too shabby for an exclusive console IP.

This quarter alone, Nintendo made 23.8 billion yen ($209 million) in revenue between July and September.

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of the Switch, a platform that appears to be getting better and better with each passing month. Its sales are certainly impressive for any electronics product, and these numbers are sure to spike during the Holidays, so long as Nintendo can keep churning out supply. We’re very curious to see sales figures next month now that Super Mario Odyssey is out in stores.

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