Nintendo Switch Sales Cross The 4 Million Mark In Japan

Nintendo Switch sales have crossed the 4 million unit mark in Japan, and will likely only continue to go up as more games like Super Smash Bros are released.

It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch is a pretty popular console, and now the console has once again proven itself, crossing the 4 million mark in units sold in Japan since it released in March of 2017. Even with it plagued with supply difficulties, Nintendo Switch sales are continuing to make it a smash hit.

With such a wide variety of various games coming out from both first-party Nintendo developers and third-party developers from other companies and publishers, the Nintendo Switch has a huge game library, and that’s one of the main reasons that’s contributed to it smashing the Wii U aside like a toy.

The Switch already smashed records with just its first release, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming along with it as a launch title, and that game’s radical yet very successful departure from the normal Zelda formula made it seem as one of the most successful and best-reviewed Zelda games yet.

Other Nintendo games that have come out after that such as Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and other upcoming games like Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros game, have only helped to increase Nintendo Switch sales, so depending on what games come out and when, the console’s sales will shoot up even more.

A similar thing happened with the Wii U towards the end of its lifespan when Nintendo released a number of games that were able to move a fairly large number of units such as Mario Kart 8, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and more, so who knows how much farther the Nintendo Switch will go in another year?

However it turns out, Nintendo Switch sales have the potential to only go up with the lineup that Nintendo has ahead of them, so hopefully all of its upcoming games will be just as good.

Hunter is senior news writer at He is a long time fan of strategy, RPG, and tabletop games. When he is not playing games, he likes to write about them.