Update: It has come to our attention that some of the findings presented in GoldenCasino's report appear to be inaccurate. As of January, the Switch had shifted a total of 52.48 million units according to official Nintendo figures. By the end of March, Nintendo's official figures placed that total at 55.77 million, meaning that only 3.29 million consoles were sold between those two dates.
This suggests that GoldenCasino's claim (which we'll leave untouched below) simply cannot be true. We apologise for the mix-up and the inaccuracy of our source for this article. Nintendo's official hardware sales can be found here.
Back in May, we got our hands on Nintendo's latest fiscal year earnings report, revealing that the lifetime sales total for Switch hardware had reached 55.77 million as of 31st March 2020. In that year, from 1st April 2019 to the end of March 2020, Nintendo managed to shift 21.03 million units.
At the time, we suspected that the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the global coronavirus pandemic may have given Nintendo a significant boost in that last month, possibly helping to nudge the console's sales a little further than we would have previously anticipated. Now, a new report from GoldenCasinoNews claims that to be more than true.
According to the report, 4.2 million of those 21.03 million sales came in March alone, meaning that March accounted for almost a fifth of that entire year's hardware sales. You'd usually expect to see stats like this over the holiday season, but not during a relatively average month in the calendar year.
The report also breaks down Nintendo Switch hardware sales by region, revealing that North America has so far generated the majority of console sales (20.61 million units sold as of May 2020), with Europe and Japan next in line with 14.3 million and 13.4 million, respectively.
Are you one of the 4.2 million who bought a Switch in March? Are you surprised to see that the console had such a significant jump in sales? Let us know below.