Nintendo Switch is off to an absolutely incredible start, selling
nearly 15 million units by the end of 2017 and passing up Wii U’s lifetime sales total in just ten months. The hybrid console recently celebrated its first anniversary, and although we don’t yet know its current global sales total (which should be revealed at the next investor briefing) the numbers from Japan are in, and they’re impressive!
According to the latest sales data from Media Create, Nintendo Switch moved another 45,083 units last week, bringing its lifetime total in Japan to 3,802,910. By comparison, PlayStation 4 sold 1,143,542 in its debut year in Japan, which is less than one-third of Nintendo Switch’s total. The gap is even wider between Switch and Wii U, as Nintendo’s newest console has already surpassed its predecessor’s lifetime sales, both in Japan and globally.
Switch’s sales numbers in Japan are already quite impressive, and that’s despite the fact that the console has been in short supply in its home country for much of the year. Meanwhile, Nintendo proudly boasts that it’s also the fastest selling console in US history. Can Nintendo keep up this hot streak in 2018?