Nintendo Switch Passes 5 Million Units Sold in Japan in 1.5 Years

Nintendo's hybrid Switch console has passed another milestone in Japan according to estimates by local firm Media Create.

on September 12, 2018 9:01 AM

The Nintendo Switch has been very popular in Japan starting with a bang that caused protracted shortages during the first half a year in the market and going strong since. Today’s Media Create hardware charts added to historical data indicate that the console has reached another milestone in its home country.

Media Create estimates that the Switch has sold through to customers over five million units, and more precisely 5,013,862 as of Septemeber 9th units in roughly a year and a half on the shelves (one week past the 1.5 years mark, to be precise).

That’s certainly a very flattering number considering that it places the console only two million units and change under its rival, the PS4, which passed seven million units back in August. It took the PS4 over three years to pass five million units sold-through in the country.

Recently, we heard that the Nintendo Switch shipped 19.76 million units worldwide by June 30th, 2018. Nintendo predicts to have shipped a whopping 39.76 million units by March 31st, 2019.

 /  Executive News Editor
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