Nintendo Switch is Fastest Selling Console Ever For The Company

NIntendo Switch Minecraft

After boasting about the Switch&index=1&md5=5256557589bc2ee15b9e0e4666c24f39">Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's strong launches in March, Nintendo has finally offered concrete numbers about just how strong those sales were. Roughly 460,000 copies of the Wii U version of the game were sold in March, and the Switch version sold an estimated 925,000 units.

It also didn't hurt that "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" - an incredible game that received near-universal praise from critics and consumers alike - launched alongside the Switch.

Nintendo plans to announce its worldwide sales and other financial information on April 27.

Like the aforementioned Payday 2, which will be getting a Nintendo Switch release this year.

You didn't read that wrong: there were more copies of Breath of the Wild sold on Switch than there were Switches themselves.

While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand. Breath of the Wild sold 1.3 million copies across Switch and Wii U in that same timeframe.

This makes the new Zelda game the fastest-selling Nintendo launch title in its 30-year history. While that might sound like good news especially for the Nintendo Switch players, some fans are left feeling confuse as to why the developer choose to do that.

Over 1.3m copies of the game were sold across United States retail in March with 925k units on Switch and 460k on Wii U.

The Nintendo Switch is also doing well in other markets as well. Considering that the console launched on March 3, that's 28 days of potential sales - approximately 33,000 consoles were sold each day, on average. It's also the last game to debut on the Nintendo Wii U as well.

Places like have continually shown that the Nintendo Switch has stayed sold out across the USA, and Japan. If it plays its cards right, the Switch could become the comeback Nintendo needs.



Other news