In part of Nintendo’s latest earning report Switch sales was the main topic to cover. In the report, we learned that the Nintendo Switch is well on track to outsell its processor in just one year. The Nintendo Switch will sell more during this fiscal year than the Wii U sold since its launch.
The Wii U launched in 2012. While many players saw the Wii U as a step in the right direction some were still skeptical. The Nintendo Switch curved those worries and then some making it one of the fan favorite Nintendo consoles of all time. Even with Nintendo Switch shortages, it is well on track to outsell the Wii U if everything goes according to plan.
Nintendo Switch Sales – Dealing with Numbers
The Nintendo Switch sold as many as 7.63 million units worldwide by the end of September 2017. This number comes well before the big holiday buying rush. The trend walks right in line with Nintendo’s Switch sales prediction back in July. In July the company predicted that they would sell a total of 10 million during this fiscal year. Now, it looks like Nintendo Switch sales are ahead of schedule.
The fiscal year runs from April 1st through March 31st. Since there is still so much time left in the year and the big earning period has yet to hit Nintendo updates their predictions to 14 million this year. This places the Nintendo Switch sales ahead of the Wii U’s lifetime sales.
The Wii U is at 13.56 million units sold since the console released in November of 2012. So long that the predictions are true, the Nintendo Switch will outsell 5 years’ worth of time of Wii U sales. That is quite the impressive jump for Nintendo.
As of now, if sales continue we can see the Nintendo Switch as high as 16 million units sold by combining the fiscal year predictions with the units sold during launch month. If it reaches numbers that high, it comes close to the Games Cubes lifetime sales. We’d love to see the Nintendo Switch compete with the success of the Wii. The Wii’s lifetime 101.63 million sales seem like a far grasp for now.
The Nintendo Switch is an impressive console that puts player’s desire over anything else. It’s no surprise that the console selling well. However, it is still shocking to see it outsell its processor in just one year. We are very proud supporters of the Nintendo Switch and are happy to hear it’s doing well.