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Nintendo Switch Sells 2.4 Million Units Worldwide, Beating Expectations- SuperData

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Cecilia Poole | 16 April, 2017, 01:28

Nintendo Switch and the console's flagship game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, are really, really popular.

Yesterday it was announced that the Nintendo Switch outsold both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One for the month of March, and was the fastest selling console for Nintendo! Zelda fans purchased more than 925,000 copies of the game on the Switch, as well as almost 460,000 copies for the Wii U. With total sales of 1.3 million, Breath of the Wild is the "fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series".

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, meanwhile, sold more than 925,000 copies on Switch and almost 460,000 copies on Wii U, putting combined totals well over 1.3 million. The company attributed that to people buying a limited edition version of the game to collect and another to play on the console.

While the numbers above only represent sales in the United States, Nintendo has said that more details about the console's worldwide performance will be made available in its fiscal year earnings report later this month.

With Nintendo's production history, a Switch Mini wouldn't surprise me one bit.

While SuperData's 2.4 million number is an estimate, the firm notes that it collaborated with market researcher Gfk and the Japanese gaming publication Famitsu to help validate the estimate. The user then plays with the device's built-in screen and joysticks the company calls "Joy-Cons". In the same announcement, Nintendo announced they sold 1.3 million copies of Zelda. It's sold out at many stores, and Nintendo is struggling to keep up with demand. Some brick-and-mortar locations might have stock available, though they're few and far between. Sales figures for other territories were not revealed at this time, but have been promised by Nintendo for later on this month.

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