The Nintendo Switch launched 11 days ago, back on March 3rd. And according to Nintendo, the new hybrid console enjoyed a successful opening weekend: becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo console over two days in both Europe and the United States. Additionally, the console enjoyed healthy numbers in Japan and the UK as well. But beyond the first two days, how is Nintendo’s console actually doing? Well, we don’t know, as Nintendo has declined to provide any figures as of yet. However, we do now at least have a decent picture of how it is doing thanks to a new report from SuperData, which suggests the console has sold 1.5 million units worldwide.
According to SuperData, who is also using data supplied to it by both Famitsu and GFK, 500,000 consoles have been sold in the US, 360,000 were sold in Japan, with Europe not far behind. Specifically, the data tracker claims 85,000 units were sold in the UK, while in France Nintendo managed to move 110,00 units.
Most of these figures were for the first week on sale, so the number will now be be higher. According to Nintendo, its aim is to sell 2 million Switch consoles by the end of March, a number it is likely to hit if going by these figures. It’s important to note as well that Nintendo’s financial reports count ‘sell in’ to retailers, while SuperData estimates are sell-through, so its well within the realm of possibility that Nintendo has already hit the above mentioned target.
SuperData also revealed that 89% of Switch owners have bought the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which amounts to 1.34 million in sales (not including the Wii U version).
The Nintendo Switch is available for $299.99 USD.