Nintendo Shares Surge Post Switch Release
Nintendo's game console Switch is pictured after its presentation ceremony in Tokyo, Jan. 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Nintendo Switch launched, but so far, the new console looks to be a strong performer for Nintendo. The Switch sold an estimated 1.5 million units worldwide in its first week of sales, according to analyst data via GamesIndustry.

The exact data comes from a SuperData Research report compiled via Famitsu and market research firm GfK. The Switch sold an estimated 500,000 units in the U.S., 360,000 units in Japan, 85,000 units in the U.K. and 110,000 units in France. As GamesIndustry points out, SuperData’s numbers include inventory that has already been sold, so Nintendo is likely on its way to hitting its initial projections of selling two million Switch units by the end of March.

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With its current estimated sales numbers, the Switch stacks up fairly favorably against competing consoles. Among past Nintendo consoles, the Wii sold more than 600,000 units in North America during its first eight days on sale. By comparison, the Wii U sold around 400,000 units during its eight-day North American launch window. As Bloomberg previously reported, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each hit the two million worldwide units mark after around two weeks on sale.

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That said, the larger challenge for Nintendo remains sustaining the Switch’s momentum for future potential buyers. While the Switch launch was buoyed by titles like The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild , Nintendo’s strategy of spacing out the release schedule for its triple-A titles means that the Switch has few flagship titles at the moment, though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is slated to release at the end of April. In addition, the Switch is also dealing with various hardware issues like dead pixels and signal problems with its Joy-Con controller.