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Nintendo Switch outsells PS4, Xbox One in USA in March

21 April 2017, 02:34 | Megan Pierce

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We knew the Switch got off to a rousing start in Europe, smashing Nintendo's previous platform sales records, but we didn't know just how strong USA sales would be after the initial launch.

In a press release shared a few hours ago, Nintendo announced that NPD data confirmed that the Switch sold over 906K console units in the United States during last month.

The Nintendo Switch game sold more copies than the console itself, IGN notes.

What's more impressive is that Nintendo pulled this fantastic launch during a "nontraditional month", as new consoles are usually released in the months leading up to the holidays.

Nintendo had originally planned on selling only 2 million Nintendo Switch units worldwide for the month of March- but it looks like they may have beaten their own expectations.

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Meanwhile, the console's biggest launch title - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - sold over 925,000 units for Nintendo Switch, somehow outselling the console itself, and almost 460,000 units for the older Wii U console. While that might sound like good news especially for the Nintendo Switch players, some fans are left feeling confuse as to why the developer choose to do that. Making the console as the fastest selling video game system in Nintendo's history.

It has been over a month since the launch of Nintendo Switch, which also outsold PS4 and Xbox One for the month of March, and now a report has emerged suggesting Nintendo will launch a Nintendo Switch mini in its fiscal year 2018.

That's right, Nintendo had more than a 100 percent attach rate for Zelda on the Switch. Of those, almost 460,000 units were sold for the Wii U and over 925,000 were for the Switch. The game company was proud of this achievement as these two items broke sales records in western shores. The reported Breath of the Wild numbers, on the other hand, come directly from "Nintendo's internal sales figures" (including downloaded copies).

What do you guys think of the Nintendo Switch sales? Considering there have only been 906,000 Switches sold, that meant some bought more than one, probably the limited edition and a regular copy. 925,000 units come from the Nintendo Switch version and almost 460,000 units from the Wii U version.

Van Dreunen also added that the upcoming game lineup for the Switch was strong, with new games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 set to release soon.



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