The figure includes sales of both the flagship Switch and the Switch Lite console, which launched on September 20.
In its first half financial report released at the end of October, the company said Switch Lite sales reached almost two million units in 11 days.
The company also said that global Switch sales were approaching 42 million units. It expects to sell 18 million Switch units during the current financial year ending in March 2020. Should it achieve its target, the system would surpass lifetime sales of the SNES (49.1 million units).
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently told investors that Switch Lite is attracting a higher percentage of female first-time buyers than the flagship model did prior to the handheld’s release.
Nintendo will release major Switch exclusive Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on November 15.
A limited edition Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Switch Lite console will also be released in November.