Nintendo Switch Has Sold 7.63 Million Units Worldwide, That’s Over Half of Wii U’s Lifetime Sales

The Nintendo Switch has sold 7.63 million units worldwide since it released nearly seven months ago, Nintendo has announced.

That figure means that sales of the Nintendo Switch are over half of the Wii U’s lifetime sales, which amounted to 13.65 million units. It’s hardly surprising though given how disappointingly the Wii U performed.

The strong performance of the Switch has also led to Nintendo raising their sales forecast for its latest console. Initially, the company had expected around 10 million consoles to be sold by the end of the financial year, but they are now forecasting sales of around 14 million units instead.

In addition to selling over 7.63 million consoles, Nintendo have also revealed that 27.48 million Switch games have been sold. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most popular game, having sold 4.7 million units, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a close second with 4.42 million copies.

Splatoon 2 has sold 3.61 million units since it launched in July, while other games such as 1-2 Switch and Arms have sold 1.37 million and 1.35 million copies, respectively.

5.1 million Amiibo figures and 2.8 million Amiibo cards have also been sold in Nintendo’s latest financial quarter. Impressive stuff.

As a result of the strong performance of the Switch, Nintendo recorded sales of £2.5bn in the last quarter, up 173% on the same period last year, leading to Nintendo making a £334m profit.

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