Nintendo Switch Passes Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan

The new hybrid console of Nintendo was launched last March.

Nintendo Switch and Wii U

As expected, Nintendo Switch has already officially exceeded the total sales achieved by Wii U in the Japanese market.

Nintendo Switch has just reached a new milestone, at least for the Japanese gaming market: in just nine months it has sold over 3.3 million consoles, effectively managing to exceed the total sales that Wii U has collected in 5 years of commercialization.

Specifically, Wii U has sold 3.3 million units from December 2012 to December 2017, while the hybrid console of the Big N took just over 9 months (to be precise from 3 March 2017) to overcome these numbers.
So the big positive achievement of Switch continues, which after doing even better than PlayStation 2 in its first year of life in Japan and have reached 10 million units sold in the world, we bring home another incredible result. As a result of all this success, Tatsumi Kimishima said that Nintendo expects to sell 20 million of the Switch units during the next fiscal year.

This means that the console, which was launched in March, this year has surpassed the total number of consoles sold by its predecessor in the Japanese market, a bittersweet news for Nintendo that confirms the good performance of its current platform, but ratifies the bad results that Wii U got in stores.