Nintendo of America recently released some hard Switch sales figures, and the numbers were certainly encouraging. According to the publisher, over 900,000 Nintendo Switch units were sold in March, making it the fastest-selling new Nintendo console in North American history. Not bad, but America isn’t the only place the Switch launched last month. What about worldwide sales?
Well, according to digital research and analysis firm SuperData, Nintendo’s new system sold approximately 2.4 million units worldwide in March. This isn’t a precise number, as SuperData uses their own independent sources and models to come up with their figures, but they company has provided reliable data in the past.
This means Nintendo has sailed past their goal of 2 million Switches sold in the system’s first month. SuperData now predicts Nintendo will sell 7.2 million Switch units in 2017, up from their previous prediction of 5 million.
That’s an impressive-sounding number, but we can’t forget that Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production, with plans to build as many as 20 million systems by next March. If Nintendo really does go hog wild with Switch production, they could end up with quite a bit of extra stock on shelves. Good news for consumers, but maybe not such great news for the Nintendo Switch’s public image.
But hey, for now the news is all good! Nintendo recently announced a June release for Arms, and a July date for Splatoon 2, which will carry the Switch into the holiday season when Super Mario Odyssey, and likely some other big, yet to be announced, games hit. Who knows? SuperData may have to bump up their Nintendo Switch sales projections yet again.
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