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Nintendo Switch sold 2.3 million consoles in first month

Analysts estimate Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid has exceeded the company's initial 2 million sales goal.

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Published Fri, Apr 14 2017 2:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

Nintendo has confirmed its new Switch console-hybrid system has sold 906,000 units in the United States, culminating an estimated sales earnings of $271.8 million and smashing new sales milestones. But what about total global Switch sales? Analysts predict the Switch has not only met Nintendo's original target, but exceeded it by 300,000 units.

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Before the Switch launched, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima affirmed the company expects to sell at least 2 million consoles across the globe in March alone. According to Ace Research Institute analyst Hideki Yasuda, total worldwide Switch sales should be around 2.3 million units sold. If this data is accurate, Nintendo exceeded its target by 15%, or 300,000 Switch consoles.

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The Nintendo Switch saw high demand and sales in United States alone, and has become the best-selling Nintendo console in the region per a launch-month period. As Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki notes, the United States is Nintendo's largest global market, and the company pulls in about 40% of its earnings from the region. The Switch saw 906,000 sales in the United States, a significant jump above the Wii's 470,000 units sold in November 2006.

Nintendo will reveal official sales data and a future roadmap of hardware and software content during its Fiscal Year 2017 earnings call on April 27, 2017. We'll be sure to keep you up to date once we learn more information.

NEWS SOURCE:wsj.com

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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