The Nintendo Switch has sold 1.5 million units worldwide, says report

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Nintendo Switch sales have hit the 1.5 million mark, according to a report stemming from sales data analytics firm SuperData.

The data comprises international sales recorded during the console’s first week on the market. Japanese video game magazine Famitsu originally reported the data in collaboration with German-based global market research institute GfK. The specific sales breakdown is as follows: 500,000 in the United States and 360,000 in Japan (this number stems from Famitsu). Outside these two regions, the data becomes less specific with European sales reportedly being close to Japan’s, amounting to 85,000 in the U.K. and 110,000 in France.

All of these sales numbers stem from the console’s first week on the market and back up what Nintendo has hinted at regarding the Switch’s initial sales, though the Japanese gaming giant has yet to release official sales numbers for the console.

Last week the New York Times reported that the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Wii’s first week shipment, with the company later confirming that the console is the fastest selling system it has ever released in the Americas.

To place this in context, the Wii sold 600,000 units over a six-day period in the americas back in November 2016. The Wii also went on to be one of the best-selling video game console of all time.

While the Switch’s sales have started off strong, it’s far too early to call the console a sales success. Nintendo reportedly expects to ship 2 million Switch consoles by the end of the system’s first month on sale.

SuperData’s report also reveals that 89 percent of Switch owners have purchased Zelda: Breath of the Wild, amounting to approximately 1.34 million units sold.

Via: Polygon, Gamesindustry.biz