Well, if Nintendo refuses to give us a number, I guess we’ll just have to listen to the sales tracking firm SuperData instead.
According to a gamesindustry.biz article, SuperData states, Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch units worldwide and those numbers do contain data that has been provided by GFK and Famitsu. However those numbers are just for first week sales. Nintendo always said would sell 2 million units during March and if those numbers are true, than that figure could easily have been reached already. But that’s not all!
Also according to SuperData, 89% of Switch owners (remember there is 1.5 million of them at least), brought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which would mean the game has sold 1,335,000 million copies and that’s just for Switch so even if Wii U sales are only half as much, then it means Breath of the Wild has surpassed 2 million sales worldwide. But let’s not get carried away,
If these numbers are in fact true, then we should expect to hear from Nintendo very soon with the official reveal and numbers and just in case anyone is curious, SuperData states half a million Switch sales took place in the United States alone, which easily thrashes the 360,000 Switch sales Japan saw.
So congrats on a very successful launch Nintendo, now give us those god damn statistics!