Nintendo has revealed that it has sold over 906,000 Switch units in the United States during the console’s first month on sale, while a further half a million have been sold in Japan.
According to the press release, this makes Switch one of the fastest-selling video game consoles of all time. 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.
Nintendo also announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 1.3 million copies in North America across Switch and Wii U. With 925,000 of those sold on Switch, this somewhat surprisingly indicates that more copies of the game were sold than Switch consoles. Again, for comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess previously sold 454,000 copies in its first week on sale.
The company acknowledged that sales are off to a “record-breaking start” and that Nintendo is looking to ensure that “everyone who wants a system is able to buy one.”
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