JAPANESE GAMES COMPANY Nintendo has sold 1.5 million Switch consoles worldwide, with 85,000 UK punters picking one up.
That's according to data supplied by GfK and Famitsu to SuperData. While we already knew that the console was doing well, these stats reveal that 1.5 million have been sold globally, including 500,000 in the US, 360,000 in Japan and 110,000 in France.
As noted by Gamesindustry.biz, SuperData's figures are mainly being sourced from the first week of sales, so it's likely that the current total of Nintendo Switch consoles sold is higher than 1.5 million units.
This also means that Nintendo is no doubt well on its way to smashing its target of selling 2 million consoles before the end of the month.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has already been touted as the fastest selling launch title in Nintendo history, has also ended up in a lot of customers' baskets, with 89 per cent of Switch buyers picking up the game along with their console. The INQUIRER went for Snipperclips instead.
It remains to be seen whether the Nintendo Switch will be capable of matching the 100 million sales of the original Wii, but all signs point to sales surpassing the, er, 13.56 million Wii U units sold over the past four years.
Regardless, this is good news for Nintendo, which has been forced to deal with - or not, in some cases - a number of issues surrounding the Switch console.
Some users have complained about the wireless performance of the bundled Joy-Con controllers, and Nintendo has advised, er, not to use them near an aquarium, microwave or cordless phone.
"In most cases it will be enough to move these devices three to four feet away from the Nintendo Switch console and/or Joy-Con controllers," explains Nintendo.
"However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console."
It's also been revealed that the Nintendo Switch suffers from a dead pixel problem, although the firm has said that this is normal and that you should probably stop complaining about it.
"Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect," the firm said. µ
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