Nintendo Expects to Sell 17 Million Switch Units by March 2018

Nintendo has today revealed that it’s raising its forecast for Switch shipments to 14 million by the end of its financial year in March, 2018.

In Nintendo’s previous financial report, the company revealed that it estimated to ship around 10 million Nintendo Switch units by the end of their fiscal year (March 31, 2018). That was an impressive estimation by itself, but now Nintendo expect a much more. In their latest financial report the company noted that its estimates have risen to 14 million.

This would put sales up to around 17 million by March 31, 2018 which is huge, so much so that it’s bigger than the Wii U’s entire life-to-date shipments.

Nintendo has revealed that the period between the March 3 launch of the Nintendo Switch and the end of the second fiscal quarter on September 30, Nintendo has shipped 7.63 million Nintendo Switch units.

What this means is that Nintendo is expecting to see 16.74 million units sold by March 31, 2018, that is if we combine Nintendo’s predictions with their last sales figure number of 2.74 units as of March 31, 2017.

As for software, Nintendo has revealed that 27.48 million Switch software units have shipped to date, with around 5.4 million of that being shipped in the last fiscal year. Nintendo predicts that a further 50 million will be shipped by the end of this fiscal year.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still the top seller at 4.7 million shipped by September 30, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2. According to the UK Gaming Charts however, Breath of the Wild might have been knocked off its podium as Super Mario Odyssey has become Nintendo’s 6th biggest launch ever.

Though with Odyssey launching in October, these results won’t be reflected until Nintendo’s third-quarter results which end on December 31, 2017.

It’s safe to say, Nintendo is doing pretty well for itself.