Switch Lite at play

Nintendo’s latest financial report has been released today (October 31), which contains quite a bit of sales data. We already know that the Nintendo Switch family as a whole has hit 41.67 million units sold worldwide. But, what about individual sales? The recently-released Switch Lite makes up about 1.95 million units of that number. But,  breaking it down even further shows where interest is mostly being generated.

According to the findings of analyst Daniel Ahmad, the Switch Lite has sold over 800k units in America, with 540k from Europe, 390k from Japan and 220k from Asia and other markets.

It’s a little surprising that Japan isn’t taking the top spot here. Japanese gamers really love handhelds, even more so than consoles. That’s why the PS Vita managed to stick around so long there. And yet, the Lite has seen bigger numbers in America. Considering that America does have the second largest market in the industry, this technically is a realistic outcome. But, it was still unexpected.

There is a possibility that sales trends could shift as the months roll on, but for now, the Switch Lite is dominating the West.

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.


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