Nintendo Has Sold 2.74 Million Switch Consoles

[Image: Alex Walker | Kotaku AU]
[Image: Alex Walker | Kotaku AU]

Wondering how the Switch is doing around the world? What about the new Zelda? Nintendo announced their global sales figures in a newly released financial statement.


In Japan, Nintendo sold 600,000 Switch units between March 3, when the hardware launched, and March 31, when the financial quarter ended. In the Americas, during that same period, 1.2 million Switch units were sold, while another 940,000 Switch units were sold in the region Nintendo calls “Other” (Europe, Australia, and beyond).

In total, Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles worldwide in less than a month.

During that same period, Nintendo also sold 5.46 million Switch games worldwide. In Japan, 890,000 Switch games were sold, while 2.86 million were sold in The Americas and 1.71 million were sold in “Other.”

Globally, Nintendo sold 2.76 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Switch (including the Wii U version, the total is 3.84 million copies). That’s 390,000 copies of Breath of the Wild Switch for Japan (120,000 copies for the Wii U version), and 2.37 Switch copies overseas (960,000 Wii U copies).

Yes, you read that right. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Switch actually outsold the Switch.

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Dinky Earnshaw

I read somewhere there were more copies of Zelda (Switch version) sold than the actual Switch console itself. I’m thinking people who bought the collector’s edition, probably bought a regular copy too.