Nintendo sells nearly a million Switch consoles in first month


Furthermore, the new version of Link's adventures also sold 460,000 units for another Nintendo console, the Wii U. The record number of units sold for the Zelda game is also due to the fact that many players purchased a limited edition as well as a normal version.

The Nintendo Switch Mini will launch in 2019 according to one group of analysts.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold over 1.3 million copies, which saw more than 925,000 copies sold for Nintendo Switch and almost 460,000 copies for Wii U. That not only saw Link's open-air adventure become the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, but it also became the fastest-selling game in The Legend of Zelda series. For comparison, Wii U sold 890,000 in the United States during its first six weeks on sale in 2012- and it's worth remembering that this was over the busy holiday period in November. Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console - Project Scorpio - alongside an fantastic lineup of new Xbox One games. The sales reveal Zelda has over a 100% attach rate to Switch sales but also shows Zelda sold more copies for the Switch than units of the Switch.

There's been an electric feeling in the air since Nintendo's launch of the Switch on March 3. Nintendo wouldn't say when it would keep pace with demand and only said that it will "continually" ship units to customers. The info is based on predictions by analysts who think Switch Mini could debut next year with the rise of console sales.

The Switch is created to be played both at home and on the road. The reported Breath of the Wild numbers, on the other hand, come directly from "Nintendo's internal sales figures" (including downloaded copies).

With Nintendo's production history, a Switch Mini wouldn't surprise me one bit. As of this writing, Switch is sold out at all online retailers. Saying the Switch and its flagship game have gotten off to a good start would be an understatement. Any game sold in any region will be playable on the Nintendo Switch.



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