South Korea shows Switch some love with over 600k units sold

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South Korea is known for a lot of things, like K-pop and K-dramas. But, it also does have a relatively small presence in the video game world. It’s not nearly as focused on through this lens as its neighbor across the sea, Japan. But, gaming does have a following in the nation.

Well-known industry analyst Daniel Ahmad recently revealed via Twitter some data coming out of South Korea as it relates to Switch sales. It turns out that the console has sold over 600,000 units in the near-three-years that it has been on the market. While that’s a pretty small drop in the bucket on a global scale, this sales figure is still noteworthy due to the fact that it’s been selling faster than the PS4 (a figure also confirmed by Ahmad).

Considering that the PS4 has been out for several more years, this little factoid is quite interesting. Perhaps South Korean may share a similar sentiment to that of their Japanese counterparts with having a soft spot for portable systems versus traditional home consoles.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.