Nintendo has revealed how many Switch units they sold in the United States during it’s launch month, and it’s a lot.
Nintendo has revealed that, according to the NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 906,000 units during its launch month. This makes it the fastest selling Nintendo console of all time, though it doesn’t take the crown from Sony’s PS4. Still, this is a huge win for Nintendo coming off the stinging failure of the Wii U.
Even more impressive was the gigantic launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game sold over 1,3 million units during the month of March. Of that number, 925,000 copies were sold on the Switch, and 460,000 on the Wii U. The attach rate for Zelda on Switch was over 100%, which Nintendo notes may have been caused by some players purchasing a Limited Edition of the game to collect and a second version for playing.
“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.”
Nintendo will continue to support the Switch with a steady stream of releases over the next couple of months. It all begins with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which launches in a few weeks. Minecraft, Arms, and Splatoon 2 follow in May, June, and July respectively. The company also notes that it is working to make sure supply keeps up with demand.