Switch Worldwide Sales Reach 17.79 Million, Nintendo President To Retire On June 28th

Nintendo has released a new report about the Nintendo Switch and the nifty device’s worldwide shipment. Additionally, the report also highlights that the President of Nintendo will retire on June 28th, 2018.

The Nintendo Switch is doing well in moving hardware, and talk has it that more hardware will be moved at a significant rate once a certain game called “Smash” releases. However, time will tell how all of that will play out.

What is known about moved Nintendo Switch hardware units comes from nintendo.co.jp. The web portal relays that Nintendo has sold 17.79 million units to consumers worldwide as of March 31st, 2018 since its launch on March 3rd, 2017.

Taking a look into the future or what Nintendo forecasts it will ship between April 2018 and March 2019, comes numbers of 20 million additional Switch units being sold during said time frame.

Nintendo also shared sales numbers for its first-party Switch titles. The eight best-selling first-party Switch titles can be found right here:

  • Super Mario Odyssey – 10.41 million
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9.22 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 8.48 million
  • Splatoon 2 – 6.02 million
  • 1-2 Switch – 2.29 million
  • ARMS – 1.85 million
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 1.31 million
  • Kirby: Star Allies – 1.29 million

Looking away from hardware and video game unit sales and over to the representative director and president of Nintendo positions, we learn from nintendo.co.jp that Tatsumi Kimishima will retire this year.

In addition to the above, Kimishima will retire as the representative director and president of Nintendo come June 28th. It is said that the current director and managing executive officer, Shuntaro Furukawa, will take over.

Furukawa is also the current general manager of the corporate planning department, supervisor of corporate analysis and administration division, and is over the global marketing department. It’ll be interesting to see what all happens after June 28th.

If you want to see the full list of changes and what else is set to go down over at Nintendo, you can hit up any of the given links above.