According to the latest financial report from #Nintendo, the #Nintendo Switch - the company's revolutionary portable console - has sold more than 4.7 million units worldwide since its launch in early March.

Nintendo Switch software performances

The financial results also revealed software figures for the console. Nintendo sold 13.6 million software units for the Switch during that same time period. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the top spot at 3.92 million units sold worldwide. Second place goes to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 3.54 million. As for third place and runner up, the honors go to 1-2 Switch at 1.22 million and Arms at 1.18 million respectively.

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But what about the 3DS and co?

The report didn't shy away from the 3DS and other platforms in Nintendo's library. According to the results, the 3DS' accumulated hardware number rose to 67.08 million while its software rose to 335.10 million worldwide. The retired Wii sits at 101.63 million hardware units and 918.19 million software units sold worldwide, remaining the most successful platform in Nintendo's entire library. As for the DS, it sits at 154.02 million hardware units and 948.57 million software units sold worldwide.

The console's success was assured

The Nintendo Switch was launched on March 3, 2017 and quickly took off like a rocket. The data company group known as NDP reported that Nintendo has sold 906,000 units in America alone. Nintendo also reported that the launch exclusive, The #Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild achieved slightly higher numbers within the same period; 925,000 units.

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Following those reports later, Super Data, another data company reported that the Nintendo had sold 2.4 million units of the console worldwide within its first month on the market. This sales boom could be largely attributed to Nintendo's rock solid marketing for their console this generation.

Switch sales could have been better

Although the Nintendo Switch is performing admirably, Nintendo is not satisfied. The main reason is that the Switch is still facing restocking issues due to an industry wide shortage of specific components. The shortage was brought on by rival company Apple and its aggressive buyouts in the market. Nintendo hopes to sell 10 million units by March 2018 in a plan to attract third party support. Unfortunately, analysts claim the shortage could continue for the rest of 2017.