1.5 Million Nintendo Switch Units Sold Worldwide, Says SuperData

The Zelda effect.

Posted By | On 14th, Mar. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

While we will have to wait for the end of the month to get official numbers from Nintendo at their financial briefing, it seems like the system is off to a great start nonetheless. We’ve been hearing reports of numbers, sellouts, and mass interest in the system from around the world, but we finally have some numbers to attach to the system’s performance.

Analyst and tracking firm SuperData says that the Nintendo Switch has sold 1.5 million units worldwide- of these, 500,000 consoles have been sold in the US, 360,000 have been sold in Japan, and European numbers are supposed to be roughly equivalent to Japan’s, with 85,000 units sold in the UK, and a staggering 110,000 in France.

Apparently, Zelda is the big driver here- 89% of the people who bought the Switch have reportedly bought a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild too, with 1.35 million copies of the game having been sold worldwide, just on the Switch. This means that the Switch and Zelda both are likely to top sales charts for March worldwide- which will be a welcome respite for Nintendo from the Wii U slump that they were suffering.

At GamingBolt, we ended up being impressed with the Switch’s potential, though we did recognize that it has a lot of issues that currently plague it in the meanwhile. We were, however, especially bowled over by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which we called one of the greatest games ever made. For many, maybe Zelda alone is worth buying a Switch for.

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  • C. Hoffer

    Cartoon retro games garner 9/10 & 10/10 on reviews using inferior hardware and rehashed IP that has been milked for 30 years….Talk about broken/paid for review system. What a joke.

  • Marc Grierson

    I truly believe that without Zelda this console would have been the worst selling home console launch in a very very long time. The Zelda effect indeed.

    • C. Hoffer

      Marc G….I believe you to be 100% correct.

      I want play Zelda…just not bad enough to invest in this hunk of junk.

      I wanted to play Gears 4 co-op with my daughter and knew I could play a lot of my 360 games (ones i didn’t finish) on the One S. I still regret the decision but at least I am getting use out the One S.

      Played a couple of older 360 Gold games I had never played (Borderlands 1, etc). Bought a few exclusives at dirt cheap prices because no one wants them or the system (Quantum Break/Recore). Even got the BL 2/Pre-Sequel full bundle with all DL content for $14 Cdn (That’s like $10 US). Deals every where but I only buy the ones that don’t focus on graphic or game engines as the OneS is just not good enough. lol

  • Riggybro

    Trump release your taxes!

    Xbox release your sales figures!

  • Mr Xrat

    The Shitpio killer is in full swing.


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