Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 84.59 Million Units; Over 110 Million Predicted by March 2022

Nintendo announced its financial results and published an update to the number of Switch units shipped worldwide since the console's release.

Nintendo Switch

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 March 31, 2021, when the latest fiscal quarter (which began on January 1) ended.

In the infographic below you can read exactly how many Nintendo Switch units have been shipped to retailers, alongside shipped units for game software. We also get to take a look at the same info for the older 3DS portable console, which is still selling at least on the software side. The hardware seems to be pretty much stationary.

The Nintendo Switch has now reached 84.59 million units shipped worldwide.

This means that the console has shipped 4.72 million units worldwide during the quarter (compared to 3.3 million PS5 plus 1 million PS4 units shipped by Sony). We also hear that the estimated sell-through (which means sold to customers) for the console is over 81 million units.

The press release also includes the first outlook for the full fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022. Nintendo predicts to ship 25.5 million Switch units in the twelve-month period, which would bring the total to 110.09 million units if the new goal was achieved.

If you want to compare, you can check out the previous update that was released in February and was related to the fiscal quarter that ended on December 31, 2020.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.