The Nintendo Switch continues to do absolute gangbusters for a Nintendo in desperate need of good news. Fresh after stellar sales news in Europe, Nintendo has announced that the Switch has sold a flabbergasting 906,000 consoles in March in the good ol’ US of A.
Amazingly, 925,000 copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were sold, meaning an attach rate of over 100%! Apparently with the tasty US limited edition of the game, fans were keen to snap up multiple copies of the game to keep a sealed one. Will they become eBay millionaires in a few years time? The game also racked up nearly half a million sales on the Wii U as well, making it the fastest selling Zelda launch of all time too.
The Wii U failed to take off, and has been killed off by Nintendo after just 4 years, so it’s great to see that consumers are seeing the value in the Switch. We’ve published detailed reviews of many of the launch line-up, and more coverage will be coming in the months ahead with games like Arms, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2 and Mario coming out in 2017.