Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo system ever
Apr 20 2017 by Joanne Wise
According to a report by the NPD Group, which tracks the sale of video games in the USA, the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in the month of March, making it one of the fastest-selling gaming systems of all times. At the same time, a game intended for Nintendo's home-and-mobile game device, Zelda Breath of the Wild, has sold more copies than its partner console. The Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild even managed to sell more copies than Nintendo sold Switch consoles. Both the system and the game's sales numbers are likely a testament to what an incredible launch game-and truly unique Zelda title-Breath of the Wild really is.
Nintendo plans to announce its worldwide sales and other financial information on April 27. Needless to say that the Switch is a big hit.
It should be noted that the Switch has struggled with supply issues since launch, suggesting that if Nintendo had been able to keep up with demand, figures could have been even higher.
The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. The Wii U's best-selling Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, sold roughly 2.11 million copies between September 2013 and December 2016.
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But these are impressive numbers thus far, and it shows powerful momentum for Nintendo's console, far more than what it accomplished with the Wii U years ago.
The Switch wasn't Nintendo's only 2017 record breaker. But there are no reports yet regarding the official release date of the sequel of the 2015-released "Splatoon" game for Wii U. Since the console's launch last month, the Switch has been almost impossible to find on store shelves, and whenever units come in, they're quickly swiped by fast-acting consumers.
Nintendo said it sold roughly 906,000 units of the Switch in the US throughout March. If it plays its cards right, the Switch could become the comeback Nintendo needs.