The Switch Is Close to Surpassing 20 Million Unit Sales Worldwide, Nintendo Reveals

The Switch Is Close to Surpassing The 20 Million Unit Sales Worldwide Milestone, Nintendo Reveals

Nintendo have revealed that the gaming console, Nintendo Switch, is close to surpassing the 20 million unit sales worldwide. The console was released March 3rd, 2017.

Nintendo Switch

Recently, Nintendo released information on their website showing sales figures for their products. The 16 month old console, Nintendo Switch, is very close to selling 20 million units.

The stats revealed for Nintendo products are as follows:

  • Nintendo Switch: 19.67 million units
  • Nintendo 3DS: 72.89 million units
  • Wii U: 13.56 million units
  • Wii: 101.63 million units
  • Nintendo DS: 154.02 million units

These figures are from March 31st 2018. This means that the Switch sold nearly 20 million units in just over a year. Nintendo have released over 60 Switch games this year with even more set to come out in the latter half of 2018.

However, with their upcoming game releases many fans speculate that sales will only double in the next year.

The 3DS has been out for 7 years (Feb 26, 2011) and has sold almost 73 million units. If the Switch continues to sell at the same rate it could almost double that in the same period of time.

Upcoming Titles

Some of the most anticipated games for the Switch have yet to be released. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is set to release on December 7th, 2018. Just in time for the Christmas period, Nintendo can be sure to see sales boom from this one game alone.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are set to release November 16th. Although its not the core RPG series many fans will have hoped for, it should still draw plenty of attention. Pokemon games are always very popular. This was very evident when the entire world went Pokemon Go crazy!

Furthermore, the core Pokemon RPG game will be released in late 2019. Sales will most likely increase massively around this time, if not before. A lot of die-hard Pokemon fans have been waiting for this game a long time.


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