Nintendo Switch Is Fastest Selling Nintendo Console In History

Posted: Apr 14 2017, 2:44am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch is Fastest Selling Nintendo Console in History

The Nintendo Switch sold over 900,000 units in first month.

Nintendo released Switch sales numbers earlier than expected. The company announced on Friday that the Nintendo Switch has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history.

The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.

That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. Notably, this historic unit sales was accomplished in Spring and not in the usual fall launch schedule.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold over 1.3 million units. That total includes more than 925,000 units sold for Nintendo Switch and nearly 460,000 units sold for the Wii U console.

That means that Nintendo sold more of this game for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.

This was all enough to make The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series.

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.”

Nintendo also responded to the ongoing shortage of the Nintendo Switch in the announcement today. "While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand. Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped."

A full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, will be provided as expected on April 27, when Nintendo issues its fiscal-year earnings release.

In just over two weeks, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 28 with more content than any other Mario Kart game in series history, including 48 racing tracks, new Battle modes, new characters and other additions. Competition on Nintendo Switch gets even hotter heading into summer, with the release of the ARMS game on June 16 and the Splatoon 2 game on July 21.

Check out our overview on how to find a Nintendo Switch in stock and how to find Nintendo NES Classic in stock.

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