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.
You need to stop with that bullshit, Nintendo is the most transparent company when it comes to sales data unlike Sony and Microsoft.
Sold-through = sold to costumers. This is not from a company that hides flop hardware sales figure by combining with other hardware to make it looks good and using bullshit calculation to inflate revenue numbers. Fortunately there was a figure called operating profits where they made so much lower than Nintendo despite releasing a new hardware.