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Switch has sold 2.4 million - Superdata

Tracking firm ups 2017 forecast for Nintendo's latest system from 5 million to 7.2 million units

In its first month and a half on sale, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2.4 million systems worldwide, according to Superdata. Over the holiday weekend, the tracking firm released its latest sales estimate for Nintendo's console, saying the system has performed above expectations.

The Switch's fast start also prompted Superdata to increase its sales forecast for the system. The firm now expects the Switch to reach 7.2 million units sold by the end of the year, up from its previous forecast of 5 million units.

"Nintendo is performing above expectations, which suggests that, at least for now, it is well on its way to restore investor confidence," Superdata CEO Joost Van Dreunen said, adding, "The current slate of upcoming titles is also looking strong, and we expect Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (late April) and Splatoon 2 (July) to do well over the summer period."

For those wanting official numbers, Nintendo is scheduled to report its earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31 next week. Updates to the Switch's hardware sales and Nintendo's forecast for the system's full-year sales are expected then.

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