When Nintendo first forecasted sales of the Nintendo Switch, the company projected sales of 10 million for the first fiscal year, which ends at the end of March, 2018. Many commentators (including me!), believed this figure to be perhaps even a bit too optimistic. After all, the Wii U sold just 13 million units in its lifetime, how could its successor sell 10 million in just a year?
It seems like those of us were proven wrong, defiantly, by Nintendo. The company announced that since its launch, the Switch has sold 7.6 million units. That figure doesn’t even include sales for October. With six months still remaining in the fiscal year, including the Switch’s first holiday season, Nintendo has also upped its projection for the Switch from 10 million to 14 million in its first year, a massive forecasting upcast.
For much of the year, the Nintendo Switch has been the top-selling console around the world. We will keep you updated on the console’s success as Nintendo reveals more numbers.