Nintendo of America has officially revealed that the Nintendo Switch has been purchased over 900,000 times in March alone. Then, an independent firm (SuperData) confirmed that over 2 million consoles were purchased in March across the world. This makes the Switch the fastest selling Nintendo console.
Nintendo on The Switch Being the Fastest Selling Nintendo Console
The NPD group announced yesterday that 906,000 consoles sold in the US. Regarding the Nintendo Switch, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President, said this:
Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different. With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.
Reggie Fils-Aime via Nintendo PR
Nintendo also had something to say regarding the supply of the console and the demand.
While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand. Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped.
Independent Confirmation of this Claim
The 2.3 million figure provided by SuperData has not been confirmed by Nintendo, but was verified by external sources like Famitsu. So, this makes me think that the number is true, and that Nintendo has sold an impressive number of consoles. If it is true, it puts the Switch on a nice pace to outsell the Wii U’s lifetime sales in short amount of time.
To confirm this, SuperData estimates that the Switch will sell 7.2 million units by the end of the year. So, this figure puts it at a pace well beyond the Wii U, which only sold 13.56 million units. Head this way if you want to read more of SuperData’s analysis.