Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo system ever


Just hours after announcing the discontinuation of the hit NES Classic Edition console, Nintendo is trumpeting record sales of its new Switch video game console.

Nintendo has revealed that, according to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 906,000 units during its launch month.

According to a report from Citigroup Inc (via Bloomberg), despite Nintendo Switch being a hybrid console, it is still quite large for children and this could result in Nintendo releasing a Nintendo Switch mini.

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That's not all, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a huge seller in its own right, with over 1.3 million units sold. Furthermore, the timing of the release was rather unconventional as most consoles release during the holiday season.

For comparison to Breath of the Wild, Nintendo said back in 2006 that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which launched alongside the Wii, sold 454,000 copies in its first week. And the Nintendo Switch therefore has broken all records.

In addition to this lovely sales number, is the number of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units sold, at 925,000.

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"That means that Nintendo sold more of this game [Breath of the Wild] for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent", Nintendo said.

It out-sold every single prior Nintendo product in their first-month release, including the Wii, and the Gameboy Advance. It's important to note both of those consoles were shipped in November of their respective launch years, while the Switch debuted in the spring.

Citigroup has also set a sales target of 6.7 million units for the as-yet unconfirmed (and likely non-existent) console through the fiscal year March 2019. If so, what games have you bought for it? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, claimed to have more content than any Mario Kart game ever, is coming in two weeks and ARMS will be out on June 16th, followed by Splatoon 2 on July 21st.

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