Nintendo Switch sells 1.5 million in first week

Nintendo's new handheld-console hybrid is on track to meet company's 2 million launch-month projected sales.

Published Wed, Mar 15 2017 8:46 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Nintendo's new Switch console-and-handheld hybrid reportedly sells 1.5 million units in its first week of availability.

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According to reports from analyst firm SuperData, the Nintendo Switch has sold quite well in its launch week. The agency reports Nintendo saw 1.5 million Switch sales across the globe in its first seven days. Nintendo has also confirmed the Switch outsold the Wii at launch, and is now the company's best-selling system for two-day sales in the United States.

The Nintendo Switch sold the most in the United States by moving 500,00 units in the region, and Japan was behind at 360,000 units. European Switch sales tallied up to 195,000 units, with the bulk of the units sold in the UK and 85,000 sold in France.

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Nintendo expects to sell 2 million Switch consoles before its current Fiscal Year ends on March 31, and based on these strong sales, I'd say they'll hit it in no time. Considering these figures are first-week sales estimates, the company may have already met its projections.

Nintendo's company shares have skyrocketed since the Switch launched on March 3, and its stock continues to climb slowly every day.

The Switch will likely continue strong sales as Nintendo continues to introduce quality games. The company confirmed that the Switch currently has over 100 games in the works across 80 developers and publishers, and a steady stream of indie games will be introduced to compliment bigger games like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey in the holiday season.

For more information and Nintendo Switch coverage, check out our absolutely massive Switch content index.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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