Nintendo sells 2.74M Switches, 10M more expected in 2018

Yordan, 27 April 2017

Today Nintendo posted its results for the fiscal year 2016, which for the company ends in March. Numbers revealed that the company sold 2.74 million units of the new console Switch. Interestingly enough Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Switch reported 2.76 million sales. Yep, some people bought the game even before owning the console. Another 1.1 million people bought it for Wii U, totaling to 3.84 million.

The demand for Switch is greater than the supply Nintendo can provide, meaning not everyone got their hands on the console. Continuous demand should keep sales strong over the next fiscal year.

Nintendo estimates that with additional 10 million sales of Switch, the new handheld console might catch up to its predecessor. Overall, revenue and operating profit were down by 3% and 11% respectively, compared with fiscal 2015, ending on March 31, 2016.

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Reader comments

  • playstationer
  • 29 Jun 2017
  • PyW

Spend twice of the price of a ps4 slim to buy a switch only to play that kiddy game zelda? Those mario kart...bla bla games not even up to par with PS3 games standard...losing to ps4 or xbox one for some hundred miles. I wont buy the switch even 100 ...

  • AnonD-666047
  • 01 May 2017
  • SHP

I'd still go for a proper console with proper controllers. Though as innovative as Switch may be, it hurts my hand so much.

  • Kangal
  • 28 Apr 2017
  • uCX

For all those who are misinformed; this is too early to make a call. It was expected the Switch will sell 2-3 Million units in its first 1-2 months. What's a bigger mystery is how long that high-volume sale period will last. That's the importan...

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