Nintendo Switch earns $271.8 million in U.S. alone

Randall Craig
April 19, 2017

It also didn't hurt that "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" - an incredible game that received near-universal praise from critics and consumers alike - launched alongside the Switch. Considering that the console launched on March 3, that's 28 days of potential sales - approximately 33,000 consoles were sold each day, on average. Now, even the Nintendo Switch is getting its own version and it looks like it is coming pretty soon. Citing numbers from NPD (so we're talking North America here), the Switch sold over 906,000 consoles in March, with Breath of the Wild moving 925,000+ copies for Switch and nearly 460,000 for Wii U-also not a bad number, considering that the (roughly ten million) Wii U owners are mostly Nintendo diehards who were likely to buy a Switch anyway. With the game being added to the Nintendo Switch library, it will surely give the console its much needed boost, not that there is a dire need for it.

Nintendo says the Switch is its fastest-selling console in history - besting the Wii and the Super Nintendo, among others.

The report further suggests that Nintendo Switch mini could sell 6.7 million units in 12 months through March 2019 and the standard Nintendo Switch will have sold 25.7 million units by then. For instance, the console has sold 300,000 units in Japan during the initial week. As for the game Breath of the Wild, it has scored nearly ideal reviews.


Beyond the USA, the Switch and the new Zelda game are hits worldwide.

It is possible that the bulk of the Switch games will be created for the Nintendo Switch, with games specifically made for the console. Most of the reviews posted for the Nintendo Switch have been positive, though there have been some problems occasionally. By the end of the year, there will be plenty of additions to the games library, with news games making an interesting use of the console's JoyCons. This could possibly be due to collectors purchasing two copies of the game so they can keep one sealed, customers buying the game while the console is out of stock, hoping to grab a console as soon as possible, or simply an error in the imprecise nature of the sales tracking.

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