Of course, but Nintendo usually doesn't differentiate from the 2, so everyone has to assume sold= shipped. sony PR specifically says "sold to consumers", rather than "sold" to make sure people understand.
Sold means sold, otherwise they always say shipped and shipment. Where do you get that they don't differentiate between them.
I said they usually don't, which is why I said I wanted specific keywords like "sell-through" or "sold to consumers" rather than just "sold".
Example 1: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/221108e.pdf
"Splatoon 3 getting off to a good start with sales of 7.90 million units, as well as Nintendo Switch Sports
at 6.15 million units, Mario Strikers: Battle League at 2.17 million units, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at 1.72 million units sold"
Example 2: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/221109e.pdf
"Splatoon 3 Initial Sell-Through of 6.7m Units"
Both PRs refer to the same period of time but one says sold, and the other says sell through with a clear difference of 1.2m units. Sold here refers to shipped + digital. Sell through refers to actual number of units sold.