This morning, Nintendo announced that on September 30 Switch has reached a total of 41.67 million consoles distributed since its launch, an increase of 4.8 million compared to the previous date dating back to June 30th.
A result of absolute importance, made possible in large part by the success of the newcomer in the family, or Nintendo Switch Lite. As reported by the Wall Street Journal in the hours following the report of the large N, in the midst of the 4.8 million consoles distributed in the quarter under review there is a good 1.95 million Nintendo Switch Lite, all placed in just 10 days of marketing. The handset has in fact arrived on the market on September 20, and the above data is updated to September 30th.
Thanks to a tweet from WSJ reporter Takashi Mochizuki, we also learned that 800 thousand were distributed in the United States, while in Japan, 390 thousand. The remaining 760 thousand must, therefore, be divided between Europe and the other markets in the world.
The success of the portable console, according to what President Shuntaru Furukawa declared, makes the company confident about the success of the sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield and urged it to plan the publication on Nintendo Switch Lite of some franchises originally released on 3DS.
The result is encouraging for Pokemon games coming next month. Nintendo chief Furukawa said company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch to convey appeal of Lite.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 31, 2019