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rodea_sky_soldier said:
Is those Switch's numbers right? By famitsu, in dec's 24th the Switch was at 3.3m no japan, and it = 25% no ww.

3.3 x 4 = 13.2 million in december's 24th.

I dont believe 25% was a confirmed amount, more like an approximation based on earlier figures.

Nintendo announced sell through over 7 million at the end of Sept, Japan sales were ~1.8 million at that time.

Nintendo announced sell through over 10 million as of Dec 10, Japan sales were ~2.7 million at that time.

In both cases Japan sales were slightly 25-27% so he probably assumed the same thing applied for the end of the year.

Edit: Also at the last fiscal report shipments were 7.62 million globally with 1.95 million in Japan, so again around 25%.

Last edited by zorg1000 - on 12 January 2018

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trunkswd said:

US December 2017 sales adjusted to match NPD figures for the 4 main systems.

PS4 was adjusted up in ROW to match the 73.6M figure for December 31 released by Sony when the final week of 2017 goes live.

I will ask ioi to remove Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for the first week of 2018 now that Media Create has stopped tracking them.

As a reminder it can take a little while before the adjustments show on the front page. 

Here are WW sales through Dec 23:


  • PS4 - 73.1M
  • X1 - 36.1M
  • NS - 11.9M
  • 3DS - 70.2M


Sorry to nitpick, but i still feel like switch sales in Europe are too low.

The region that Nintendo calls "Others" has remained right in between Americas & Japan in each fiscal report and each sales update from them.

Shipments as of March





Shipments as of June





Shipments as of Sept





Sell through as of Sept

Global-~7 million

Americas-~2.8m, over 2.3m (USA), over 0.2m (Canada), ??? (Latin America, lets say similar to Can)




Sell through as of Dec 10

Global-over 10 million

Americas-~4 million, 3.4m (USA end of Nov)




Sales end of 2017


Americas-~5.5m, 4.8 (USA)



Americas+Japan is likely around 8.8m, and assuming others is still right in between those two regions it should be at or above 4 million.

Another bit of evidence is that France made up 20-25% of Europe totals for DS, Wii, 3DS & Wii U. It was confirmed that France is over 900k so assuming it has a similar ratio as those other Nintendo devices than Europe would be around 4 million.

Its probably not a massive amount and im sure you guys are just waiting for some more official data but it seems as though Europe should be a bit higher.

But keep up the good work, you are doing a great job and i really appreciate the work you have done to get numbers out in a timely manner and as accurate as possible!!

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Switch and 3DS sales adjusted up to be more in line with shipment figures. 

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