We’ve published numerous articles talking about how well the Switch has been selling since launch. Now, two years later, the console’s sales performance is still doing remarkably well.
Famitsu recently updated its statistic involving the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch in Japan. According to new data, about 7,563,000 Switch units have been sold in the country so far as of February 24, 2019—just in time for the Switch’s second anniversary. As a result, it’s official that the Switch is selling at a faster rate than the Wii did within the same period of time. It took the Wii one year and near;y 12 months to hit the 7 million mark. So, the gap between the two isn’t massive, but it is noteworthy nonetheless.
The Switch is now settling down as an established platform. As the rest of the year rolls along, the Switch will gradually cease to be viewed as being the ‘hot new system that everyone is talking about’. All consoles go through this phase around the same time. That said, it will be interesting to see if the Switch can maintain its sales momentum moving forward as it begins to put on more age. Not to mention talks of the next generation systems will likely become more and more prevalent as the year goes on, which will make things just a tad more challenging for the Switch. Nonetheless, the fact of the matter is that its sales have been healthy thus far and its on track to become Nintendo’s highest-selling home console in years.