Nintendo Switch reaches almost 20 million units sold

Posted on July 31, 2018

Nintendo have released their financial results for quarter one of the 2018 fiscal year and the numbers are looking great. In fact, the Nintendo Switch continues to sell amazingly well with 1.88 million units sold between April and July of this year, bringing the grand total units sold to 19.67 million. With only one holiday period under its belt, the Switch is doing very well for itself, already eclipsing the Wii U total sales which sit at 13.56 million.

To check out the full financial report you can head here. It doesn’t just stop at hardware sales either.

Nintendo Switch console

Digging deeper we can have a look at some of Nintendo’s first party release data. Most of the software sales for the April, June, July period go to Nintendo’s more recent titles: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces which have sold 1.4 million and 1.38 million units respectively. As for lifetime sales though it’s hard to go past the big 4 with Super Mario Odyssey selling 11.17 million units since launch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling 10.35 million units since launch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild selling 9.32 million units since launch, and Splatoon 2 selling 6.76 million units since launch.

User IceBlast24 made a handy table in this reddit post to showcase all of Nintendo’s first part game sales both for Q1 of the 2018 fiscal year (April, May, June) but also total unit sales.

The full financial report is a bit of a goldmine for data nerds like myself who love to take a look at the numbers. The Switch still has a way to go before it can reach the success of the Wii, although it is certainly on track. It’s also selling very well when compared to the PlayStation 4 which is the current leader in the generational console race. Undeniably Nintendo has been doing incredibly well since the Switch launched and looking at the numbers simply reaffirms our expectations.