A year has passed since the first batch of the Nintendo Switch units were sold.
Since then, Nintendo’s “hybrid” console has gone through a lot, mostly ups and some downs. Here is the Nintendo Switch by the numbers.
03/03/2017 release date
The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3, 2017. Months before, it was revealed as Nintendo’s latest project called NX.
The main controllers of the Switch are the Joy-Cons which comes in a pair along with the unit. It is one of the things that makes the Switch a unique hybrid console, as it can be used attached, detached, or transformed into a Grip.
14.86 million units
The Nintendo Switch is deemed to be Nintendo’s fastest selling unit, having sold 906,000 consoles on its first month in the US.
Before the year 2017 ended, Nintendo has reportedly sold a total of 14.86 million Nintendo Switch units. To visualize it, lining up all 14.86 million Switch units from end to end would be enough to cover Twice of Japan. That’s coming from Fukuoka to the Hokkaido region!
9.07 million copies
The best-selling game on this console features the plumber brothers with an additional character — Cappy.
50 percent of Switch users play on both TV mode and handheld mode
Okay, not exactly 50 percent but a little over than that. Nintendo’s statistics reveal that around 20 percent of Switch players use the handheld mode, while about 30 percent primarily use the TV mode.
You can buy games on the Switch right now for as low as $2.39! Forget about getting a brewed coffee — Switch games can be really cheap since the eShop is thriving on Nintendo indie games (Nindies).
6 kinds of Toy-Cons
On January 17 this year, Nintendo introduced the Nintendo Labo, a kid-oriented extension of the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Labo uses cardboard cutouts as well as other materials to put together a Toy-Con. It comes in two Labo kits: the variety kit and the robot kit. With the variety kit, one can make an RC car, fishing rod, motorbike, house, and a piano. The robot kit comes as an advanced robot suit.
These are just some of the numbers that currently make our favorite Nintendo console to date. Happy 1st birthday to the Switch!