The Nintendo Switch has hit a new milestone but it's still some way off its target.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

To date, the console has sold 22.86 million units overall, but its figures over the first half of the current fiscal year - which ends on March 30 - aren't quite so positive.

As it stands, the company has sold 5.07 million Switches since March 30, which is short of the 20 million it previously forecast it would sell

However as reported by the Wall Street Journal, the company's new CEO Shuntaro Furukawa said in a news briefing: "The Switch's momentum has been in line with our expectations.

"While the 20 million goal is not an easy target to achieve, the year-end holiday season is when we get the largest revenue."

The releases of both 'Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu' and 'Pokemon Let's Go Eevee' in November will be a big boost, as will the December launch of 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'.

In terms of game sales, 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze' and 'Mario Tennis Aces' have hit 1.67 million and 2.16 million since their respective May and June releases.

Meanwhile, 'Super Mario Odyssey' is overall the best selling game on the console after shifting 12.17 million copies.