Sales tracking firm SuperData has revealed that Nintendo has shifted 1.5 million Switch units. The site has used data provided by GFK and Famitsu to obtain the number. The figure is for first week sales so no doubt these will have climbed since then. Nintendo has always aimed to sell 2 million by the end of March so it looks like they’re on the way to hitting that target. SuperData has also revealed that 89% of Switch owners have bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Hopefully Nintendo will provided updated sales figures soon.

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    • Well the Switch has got heavy hitters coming like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Super Mario Odyssey. A fully featured portable version of FIFA on the Switch will be a huge draw for European gamers as so would a portable version of Skyrim if marketed right. I’ll say if the Switch sells 8-10 million units for the entire year, I honestly think, GTA V or a GTA HD collection could definitely come to the Switch and trust me, once GTA comes to the system the other 3rd party titles will follow

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  1. I’d like to know where the got their numbers from for the system and Zelda. Only numbers I found were down below

    Zelda BotW: 186,379 (Japan)
    Switch: 313,700 (Japan)

    Switch: 80,000 (UK)

    At all.

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  2. By comparison, the Wii U sold 400,000 in the US, 40,000 in the UK and 330,000 in Japan, totaling 770,000, couldn’t find anything for the rest of Europe and the Rest of the World. So it has sold at least a 1/3rd more than Wii U at Launch when estimating the Rest of the World sales for the Wii U added on to the 770,000. That’s really good, considering it isn’t even close to the 2017 Holiday Season yet.

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  3. And the article linked to this artlcie makes no sense. If they say 500,000 switch systems were sold in the USA, why does Reggie say the switch in the USA sold more than the Wii? When every country shows you the numbers but Reggie and the united States doesn’t, that’s when you ask if Nintendo is lying? I honestly don’t think they cracked 300,000 in the USA.

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      • That doesn’t make sense because the article says it sold 500,000, but how would they know that if results or only monthly? Unless the numbers are made up. Not saying they are but not saying they aren’t either. I’m just saying, Reggie is talking all this stuff but numbers are truth and the evidence. And as they say, without proof, nothing matters and evidence is everything. Still, Japan and UK didn’t sell that much on BotW. So how did it sell that many copies? Again, the numbers sold sound off and weird.

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        • dude just use google. If all reports are accurate they outsold the Wii U opening week. This is from Cnet:

          Nintendo sold 1.2 million hardware units in the US over the past week, its new Wii U console leading with 400,000 units sold, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed today in an interview with CNET.

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      • Then why did Reggie say it sold more than the Wii (not the Wii U) in 2 days? Wii did 600,000 in 8 days, but Switch sold more than 600,000 and me and you both are saying 300,000? Remember, Nintendo only shipped 2million worldwide, and that would mean Nintendo sold about a million or so. The system is basically sold out everywhere, so Nintendo either sold 1 million in the states, or they lied about what stock was being sold at launch world wide and shipped less than what they told people to build hype. And the bigger question is this: if the switch did sell 1 million or even less or more than the Wii, why wouldn’t he just where the percentage​ of Switch’s sold are? You show every other number in the world but the USA? Sounds off, friend.

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        • What?? I never said I think it sold 300,000. I said that IF they only sold 300,000 then it must be because they only shipped 300,000. I think Reggie was being honest. You have to wait until Nintendo’s end of year earnings report for some actual numbers.

          Also, I don’t believe Nintendo ever said anything about how many units they shipped worldwide. They said that they “expected to sell” 2 million units in March.

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      • And not to mention, the US is the biggest factor for Nintendo next to Japan. The fact that they are telling numbers is just saying something different. I’m waiting and seeing, but I don’t believe they sold pass the Wii unless they shipped more or unshipped and that’s why they sit at 500,000. But Reggie said they sold more than Wii but this article says 500,000. Again, Wii is at 600,000 in 8 days. So who’s lying?

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  4. This is truly an excellent start from Nintendo. The Switch sells more than the Wii U at opening launch! 1.5 million worldwide… while half a million units were sold here in the United States! We’ll be looking forward to the next two million sold late this month/early April.

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