Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Nintendo sold nearly a million Switches in a single month

Not only will they be able to buy a bunch of new Switch accessories soon, including a yellow controller, a Joy-Con battery pack, and standalone docks, but a number of new Switch games are about to be released soon as well.

The Nintendo Switch sold more than 906,000 units in the USA during March, its launch month, Nintendo announced today. The game sold more than 925,000 units for the Nintendo Switch, and 460,000 units for the Wii U console. "Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console - Project Scorpio - alongside an wonderful lineup of new Xbox One games". Notably, this sales surge was accomplished in a nontraditional month for a console launch.

A lot of this success has to be due to the coinciding release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Switch sold more than 906,000 units in March, which comfortably tops the Wii U's launch period sales of 890,000 units in North America. These individuals could have factored into the game's over-100% attach rate with the Switch.

Although opinions about the amount offered by Nintendo, $20,000 Dollars to anyone who finds vulnerabilities on the Switch, are diverse - there are those who consider that the amount is a mock given the type of information that would be revealed - most agree that a Switch hack is imminent. In fact, there are some collectors that purchase one copy of a game purely for collecting it, and then a second copy that they use to actually play it.

That said, Breath of the Wild is the fastest selling Nintendo launch game of all time.

The Switch wasn't Nintendo's only 2017 record breaker. Breath of the Wild covered March, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will debut April 28, Arms comes out June 16, and Splatoon 2 hits on July 21. These numbers combine physical and digital sales, and only represent figures for the US.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is a pretty convincing port of the popular block 'em up.

Nintendo hopes that the numbers, not to mention the money, will continue to flow, especially as new titles land on the Switch. To obtain a login, please register on the site.

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