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Lifetime Switch sales have surpassed 17M units

The Nintendo Switch has sold 17.79 million units since launching just over a year ago on March 3, 2017.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 26, 2018

1 Min Read

The Nintendo Switch has sold 17.79 million units since launching just over a year ago on March 3, 2017. 

Nintendo revealed 15.05 million of those sales came during the past fiscal year, helping to bump up the company's full-year sales and profits. 

It's not just Switch hardware that's selling, either. The console's software roster has pulled in combined sales of 68.97 million, with popular first-party franchises like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Splatoon leading the charge.

The latest hardware figures put the Switch well beyond its predecessor, with the Wii U only racking up 13.56 million lifetime sales. 

As it stands, Nintendo expects the Switch to sell another 20 million units during this financial year. If that happens, we could very well see the console close in on the 40 million sales mark by March 2019.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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