The Nintendo Switch Has Sold Over 1 Million Units in Japan

A solid start.

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In less than four months, Nintendo has already managed to sell over a million Switch consoles in Japan – an impressive feat. According to Famitsu’s sales data (via Gematsu), a grand total of 1,016,473 units have been sold since the console’s launch on March 3.

In addition to that, Famitsu also posted a list of the best-selling games on the console in Japan. You can check them out down below.


  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 501,614 units
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 460,480 units
  • 1-2-Switch – 200,807 units
  • Arms – 154,845 units
  • Super Bomberman R – 92,112 units

Rather surprisingly, Breath of the Wild wasn’t the best-selling game in Japan. It comes in second, just 40,000 units short of first place, where Mario Kart 8 Deluxe currently sits.

Nintendo’s strategy of releasing one major game a month for the console has definitely paid off, and it really shows in these sales numbers. This July, the headlining game for the console will be the highly anticipated Splatoon 2. Following that, players can look forward to other major titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.

The Nintendo Switch is now available for purchase.

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Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.