Nintendo Sold About 4.7M Switch in First Four Months

Nintendo can't keep the console in stock

Nintendo Switch Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo sold more than 4.7 million Switch consoles since its launch on March 3, outpacing the first four month sales of both the Wii U and 3DS, according to the company.

Nearly 2 million of those consoles were sold in the past three months, with the company still dealing with supply constraints and keeping the Switch in stock at stores.

In comparison, the company sold 5.84 million units of its phenomenally successful Wii console in the first four months, and the popular DS handheld sold more than 5.27 million units during its first four months. The Wii U, which never managed to find a large audience, sold 3.45 million units while the 3DS sold 4.32 million units.

Software sales for the Nintendo Switch since launch are equally impressive, according to the company's first quarter financial results released today. The quarter ran from April 1 to June 30.

The top selling game for the Switch was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 3.92 million physical and digital copies sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 3.54 million physical and digital copies and ARMS, which released on June 16, managed to sell 1.18 million in two weeks.

Sales for Splatoon 2, which came out July 21, will be reflected in the next quarter.