We’re sure that in the recent years it couldn’t have been easy being an investor in Nintendo. After the launch of the Wii U, it seemed that things weren’t looking too good for the company, and even after the Switch was announced, the company’s shares took a hit, suggesting that investors were still unsure whether the concept would take off.
However it looks like investors can now rest assured about Nintendo’s future, or at least the foreseeable future because according to Nintendo’s latest financial report (via Gematsu), it looks like the Switch is doing pretty well for itself. The report is claiming that the company has managed to sell 7.63 million units worldwide, up from 5 million which was previously reported back in September.
The report also revealed that titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Switch’s best-selling title at 4.7 million titles sold. In second place is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which managed 4.42 million, followed by Splatoon 2 at 3.61 million. In fourth and fifth place is 1-2-Switch at 1.37 million and ARMS which sold 1.35 million.
Recently Nintendo had raised their estimates to 14 million units sold by the time the console turns a year old, which should be in early March 2018. Assuming that they do hit that magical number, it would mean that the Switch has managed beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales, which came in slightly under 14 million in the five years of its release.