And yet at the end of its first financial quarter, the console has shipped 4.7 million units, up a further 1.97 million from its launch quarter.
The company has struggled to meet demand since the Switch's launch in March, so it's safe to assume the reported shipped figures are close to units sold.
The console's success has also contributed heavily to taking Nintendo from a ¥24.5 billion loss to a ¥21.3 billion (US$190 million) profit.
On top of strong console sales, the Switch has seen impressive figures for software as well. The console's most popular title during this period, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 3.54 million units, while launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 3.92 million units in its lifetime – not including the version sold for WiiU.
Nintendo's newest IP, Arms is also going strong, with 1.18 million units sold already.
The recent release of Splatoon 2, as well as the upcoming release of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle also indicate that the console has no intention of slowing down, putting it on track for April's projection by Nintendo of 12.74 million units shipped by March 31, 2018.
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