Nintendo Sells Nearly A Million Switches In The United States

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Nintendo Sells Nearly A Million Switches In The United States

We already know the Nintendo Switch has proved popular with fans, with the company previously revealing it to have racked up its best-ever opening weekend sales for a Nintendo console in North America.

Nintendo just revealed some pretty impressive numbers for the Nintendo Switch sales last month. Breath of the Wild, meanwhile, sold 1.3 million copies across Switch and Wii U in that same window (925,000 units were sold for Nintendo Switch/460,000 units sold for the Wii U).

Some people have also noted that when purchasing the Nintendo Switch bundles they're receiving the guide books, extra controller and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but not the system.

In fact, the only console it failed to out-do on launch is the PlayStation 4.

After analyst reports and teases about how well the Nintendo Switch sold in March, we finally got something official. That's quite the feat-the Switch is a new type of console, most consoles debut in the holiday season, and the biggest hurdle to selling even more Switch units appears to be Nintendo's ability to manufacture the device.

For more on upcoming games for the system, check out IGN's Nintendo Switch wiki.

The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success for Nintendo, selling out in minutes and shipping nearly a million units in just one month.

The company reasons this is because some bought the limited edition, and a second copy to play. Do you collect Nintendo games?

That was the biggest takeaway from Wednesday's Nintendo Direct conference, where the gaming giant gave Switch owners a road map of the months to come.

For comparison, the Wii U sold 890,000 units in the United States during its first six weeks on the market.

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO. For instance, the company expects to launch the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, which contains several new additions than any other Mario Kart game in the series history, on Switch by April 28.

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