Famitsu: Nintendo Switch Console Sells 5 Million Units in Japan

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The Famitsu website reported on Wednesday that according to its investigation, Nintendo has sold more than 5 million Switch console units in Japan in the 1.5 years (79 weeks) since the console went on sale. Famitsu estimated that the console has sold 5,007,368 units in Japan between March 3, 2017 and September 2.

Famitsu has also estimated the sales of the top five selling games for the console in Japan:

  1. Splatoon 2 (2,621,928 copies)
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (1,788,228 copies)
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1,738,502 copies)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (1,065,780 copies)
  5. Kirby Star Allies (591,721 copies)

(Note: These sales numbers for software are slightly different from the numbers Media Create reported for total sales inside Japan as of September 2.)

The Switch had sold 19.67 million units worldwide as of June 30. Nintendo stated it expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch units in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019.

Sources:, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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