On March 3, 2017 the long-awaited Nintendo Switch hit the shelves and supposedly hit record sales as far as Nintendo is concerned. Tomorrow marks the one week anniversary of Nintendo Switch’s launch, and although we have not been told exactly how many units have sold, Famitsu magazine reports that 330,000 units were sold in the first three days in Japan.
Switch Japan 1st week sales 313,700
Wii U: 308,600
Note: Switch launch outside Xmas season
— Yuji Nakamura (@ynakamura56) March 7, 2017
To enforce the fact that Switch may be hitting records, Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America President, stated in an interview earlier this week that:
Fri-Sat sales for Nintendo Switch exceeded first 2-day sales in Americas for any system in Nintendo history.
Nintendo won’t be giving us any numbers until next month and only then will be know the truth as it is. But we do know that the Wii sold 600,000 units in the first eight days, and rumor has it, Nintendo Switch will reach that record by Saturday, March 11, if it has not already done so.
As of December of 2016, Nintendo DS had sold over 150 million units and Wii had sold over 100 million. It has yet to be determined whether Nintendo Switch will reach these heights in the future, but it is safe to say, Nintendo’s new console has the potential to do so.
Nintendo Switch is available now worldwide for about $500.