Mike Harradence by on Jul 31, 2018

Nintendo confirms the Switch has shipped nearly 20 million units

Ninty confirmed overnight that the Switch has shipped a total of 19.67 million units worldwide since its launch in March 2017.

The figure was announced by the Big N during its latest financial report, which covers the period April 1 – June 30, 2018.

While the Switch figures continue to remain impressive, it's worth noting that 3DS is still selling pretty well, with the handheld having now reached just over 72 million shipments globally. Not only that, but 3DS has shipped a whopping 367.84 million software units worldwide. Blimey.

For some reason, Nintendo also confirmed that Wii U has moved 13.56 million to date, although most of us have probably forgotten that it was even a thing by now. 

The Switch got off to a fantastic start at retail last year, becoming the fastest-selling home console in the US of all time.

Nintendo will launch its paid-for online service later this year, which includes classic NES games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda as part of the $19.99 annual subscription.


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