Nintendo Switch Continues To Sell Quickly, Reaches A New Sales Milestone
Here's where Switch stands after nine months.
The Nintendo Switch continues to sell at a rapid pace. Rather than waiting for its next quarterly earnings report to disclose an updated sales total, Nintendo has announced that Switch has now sold 10 million units worldwide.
That figure is according to Nintendo's internal sales data through the system's first nine months. That accounts for the first 41 weeks on sale, Nintendo tells GameSpot, a period which runs until the beginning of December. In other words, this includes Black Friday sales, but nothing so far in December.
This is our first update in more than a month; by Nintendo's previous tally, it had sold 7.63 million Switch units at the end of September. That prompted the company to revise its forecast for the current fiscal year, which runs through March 2018. It now expects to sell 14 million units during the current fiscal year, on top of those it sold during Switch's launch month of March. That puts it on pace to top lifetime sales of Wii U in about a year's time.
During its launch month, Switch sold 2.74 million units worldwide. If it does manage to sell 14 million units by the end of March, that will push its total to 16.74 million units. That brings it close to the lifetime sales of GameCube (21.74 million) but still far behind that of the ultra-successful Wii (101.63 million).
Nintendo celebrated today's announcement with a tweet containing the image above. It references many of its big first-party Switch releases this year, though Arms is sadly forgotten. For a look back at the full year, check out our 2017 Nintendo report card.