Nintendo Switch Console Sells 36.87 Million Units Worldwide
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nintendo revealed in a consolidated financial highlights report on Tuesday that the Nintendo Switch console has sold 36.87 million units worldwide as of June 2019. The company also revealed its sales forecast for the Switch as 18 million units for fiscal year 2019 (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020).
The console sold 9.41 million units in the three-month period from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The console sold 22.86 million units worldwide as of last September, and sold 32.27 million units as of last December.
The company reported total sales of 172.1 billion yen (about US$1,58 billion) for the first three months (April-June) of fiscal year 2019, a 2.4% increase from the same period the previous year. Overseas sales accounted for 131.7 billion yen (about US$1.21 billion), 76.5% of the total figure. The company had an operating profit of 27.4 billion yen (about US$252 million) during the same period, and an ordinary profit of 22.2 billion yen (about US$204 million).
The Nintendo Switch console launched worldwide on March 3, 2017, and it sold an estimated 330,637 units in Japan within three days of its launch. Sales surpassed 500,000 units in Japan in four weeks — outpacing Sony's PlayStation 4 over the same time period — and surpassed 1 million units in Japan by June 2017.
The Nintendo Switch has outsold the Wii U console, which has sold 13.56 million units worldwide, as of December 2017.