The Nintendo Switch Shipped 2.74 Million Units, Might Outsell Wii U In First Year
The Nintendo Switch is still hard to find. Gamestop and Target have gotten more stock of the Switch here and there, but it’s a limited amount. According to Nintendo’s Fiscal Year Earnings press release, the company has shipped 2.74 million units of the new Switch console. The company called that “a promising start,” adding that Zelda sold 2.76 million units. If you noticed, Zelda outsold the Switch by 2,000 units. It’s an interesting stat, but does show that the attachment rate between Zelda and the Switch is really strong.
Nintendo is expecting the Switch to sell 10 million units by the next fiscal year, but that estimate seems like a reserved one. If Nintendo can keep the momentum of sales from the first two months, Nintendo could outsell the Wii U in its first year. Nintendo is releasing a handful of first party titles with third-party titles coming later in the year. Nintendo will need more third party games to keep the drum beat of sales going.
The Nintendo Switch could outsell the Wii U in its first year
The Nintendo Switch has only sold 2.74 million units, but that’s only two months of sales. Nintendo wants to sell 10 million units, and that’s with the ongoing shortage. The holiday push could propel the Switch past the Wii U. All of the Switch sales hinge on whether Nintendo can keep the Switch in stock at retail stores, which it’s struggle to do.
Nintendo’s other devices are seeing an increase in sales and downloads. The 3DS saw a 7% increase from the previous year, with Pokemon Go leading a bulk of those sales. Super Mario Run was also mentioned, but no numbers were listed for the game. Either way, Nintendo is seeing some of their best years so far.
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