Nintendo Switch Sold 2.74 Million Units in March Alone
Today Nintendo announced their global sales figures, and it turns out the Switch is selling like crack, or at least it did in its first month.
Between March 3 (launch date) and March 31 (end of Nintendo's fiscal quarter) Nintendo moved 600,000 Switch units in Japan, 1.2 million in the Americas, and 940,000 elsewhere (Europe, Australia, et cetera). Roll all those numbers into one and Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles in March alone.
Of course Zelda also did well. Globally the game has moved 3.84 million units (2.76 if you don't count the Wii U version). So as mentioned a week or two ago, Zelda is still outselling the Switch itself. Crazy.
As great as these numbers sound, it still doesn't confirm that Nintendo is out of the red just yet. The company plans on moving 10 million Switch consoles by the end of the year. If they can successfully pull that off, the console will have nearly outsold the 13.56 million Wii Us that have been sold since November 2012. Consoles generally sell well out the gate, and the Switch is no exception. However, launching in the month of March could account for some of why Nintendo has found so much success in the Switch.
Only time will tell if the Switch will go on to have a healthy lifespan. One thing is for certain though, we need games to keep this thing alive. Bring on a new Metroid, Nintendo.