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Nintendo's Switch sells 1.5 million units worldwide

Nintendo's Switch sells 1.5 million units worldwide

The Nintendo Switch has now sold over 1.5 million units across the globe, according to SuperData Research.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the data firm compiled figures provided to it by GfK and Famitsu. Its figures are based on the sell-through rates of the console.

SuperData states that the Switch has sold 500,000 units in the USA and 360,000 in Japan. It said that Europe isn't "far behind" Japan, but only pointed to 85,000 units sold in the UK and 110,000 in France as concrete figures.

A big breath

The key driver of sales appears to be the new Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild. The firm estimates 89% of all Switch owners also purchased the game, suggesting 1.34 million units sold.

SuperData's figures are based largely on first-week sales, so the actual sales figures could be larger by now. The reported figures largely correlate with first-weekend sales estimates tooUK unit sales were said to be 80,000 for the first weekend, for example.

The Nintendo Switch launched worldwide on March 3rd 2017 for $299. Many publicly complained about the price of the console, and some users have found the overall design of the unit largely unappealing.


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Ric has written for PocketGamer.biz for as long as he can remember, and is now Deputy Editor. He likes trains.

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