Nintendo Switch Has Sold 4.7 Million Units Worldwide

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With their first quarter financial results now published, Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch has sold 4.7 million units worldwide since it launched in early March.

We had last heard that the portable home console had sold 2.74 million units worldwide in March, which had allowed the console to become the fastest-selling system in Nintendo’s history.

That means that since April, the company has sold 1.96 million units around the world, a success that is believed to have been hampered by component shortages.

Nintendo Switch software sales had reached 5.46 million copies worldwide by the end of March, a number that now sits at 13.6 million.

The console already has four games that have crossed the million-seller milestone, namely The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (3.92 million copies), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (3.54 million copies), 1-2-Switch (1.22 million copies), and ARMS (1.18 million copies).

Splatoon 2 already looks set to join them soon, with Famitsu reporting that the ink-based shooter has sold 670,955 copies across Japan alone in just three days.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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