Nintendo have had incredible success in regards to the launch of the Nintendo Switch as it has sold 906,000 units in the United States during March alone, which Nintendo has revealed. The Switch has done so well that Nintendo have stated that it is “One of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time.” and also within a “Non-traditional month for a console launch.”
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild did exceptionally well too by selling over 1.3 million copies. Over 925,000 copies were for the Switch version and another 460,000 were for Wii U. In fact, as regards to the Nintendo Switch version, more copies of the game were sold than actual Switch systems. This is probably because some people have picked up the limited edition for the collectible aspect and also another copy to play.
Nintendo have really struck gold with The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild as it has become the fastest selling Launch game for Nintendo systems and also the fastest selling title in the Zelda series.
NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime & Nintendo have said the following in a statement:
“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different. 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.”
“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.”
We should be able to find out more on April 27th when Nintendo share a full report on Worldwide sales for the Switch and other financial details in their fiscal year earnings release.
Source: Nintendo PR