The Nintendo Switch has probably sold more than 1 million units already

Nintendo has yet to reveal official sales numbers for its newest platform, the Nintendo Switch. However, patching together numbers from different sources, we can now estimate that the console has sold at least a million units. Here’s how we came to our estimation.

Nintendo first revealed that the Switch is its most successful console launch in America. The Wii, the second-most successful launch, moved 600,000 units in its first eight days after launch. Although the Switch has only been on the market for about four days now, it is likely that the majority of those 600,000 units sold out immediately after the Wii’s console launch in 2006, so we can expect the Switch’s sales to have exceeded this figure.

We also have sales figures out of Japan and the UK, which show sales of the console at 314,000 and 80,000 units, respectively.

Adding up 600k + 314k + 80k, we get 994,000 units all together. Adding in the rest of the launch territories, Nintendo has surely hit a million units sold already with its new hybrid platform.

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.