Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

The Nintendo Switch has sold over a million consoles in Japan, Famitsu reports. According to its data, Nintendo has sold 1,016,473 Switch consoles between March 3 and June 25. It’s also sold 501,614 copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 460,480 copies of The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Wait, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” has sold MORE than “Breath of the Wild”?


(And don’t even DARE to say “Zelda has always been more popular in the West than in Japan”)