Today Nintendo announced its quarterly financial results and published an update to the number of Switch and 3DS units shipped worldwide since the consoles’ release.
The data you’ll see below is updated as of December 31, 2020, when the latest fiscal quarter (which began on October 1) ended.
In the infographic below you can see exactly how many Nintendo Switch units have been shipped to retailers, alongside shipped units for game software. We also get the usual info for the veteran 3DS portable console, which is still chugging along.
The Nintendo Switch has now reached 79.87 million units shipped worldwide.
This means that the console has shipped a humongous 11.57 million units in a single quarter between October and December.
We also hear that the estimated sell-through (which means sold to customers) for the console is over 74 million units.
We also get an updated outlook for the full fiscal year, which will end on March 31, 2021. Nintendo has updated its forecast upward, now predicting 26.5 million Switch units in the twelve-month period (the previous forecast mentioned 24), which would bring the total to 82.27 million units if the new goal was achieved.
If you want to compare, you can check out the previous update that was released in November and was related to the fiscal quarter that ended on September 30, 2020.